“There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem. The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community”
There are three levels to the Rights Respecting School Award
Bronze: Rights Committed
Silver: Rights Aware
Gold: Rights Respecting
In 2018 we achieved our Silver: Rights aware award and are actively working towards Gold: Rights Respecting.
Learn more here.
UNCRC stand for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The UNCRC is a legally binding international agreement setting out the civil, social, economic, cultural, political rights of every child. This is regardless of their race, religion or abilities. The UNCRC has 54 articles this covers all aspects of a child’s life 42 of these are the rights of the child and the remainder are how governments and adults should work together to make sure children and young people can access their rights.
Super Ambassadors is a scheme from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales that aims to promote rights and the UNCRC in Primary Schools. The Super Ambassadors have 3 jobs which are to:
Every month we focus on an article and set a Right of the Month Challenge for the children to do at home. Children who take part receive a certificate. Below is the link to the page where our Right of the Month and Challenge is set. Take a look!
Every class has a right's charter that will be updated every academic year. The children and class teacher choose which rights are important to them and display them, along with this the rights calandar for the year and the right of the month will be displayed. Our school mascot Heulwen Hawliau is also featured on all charters.
According to Unicef "A charter not only provides an opportunity to learn about specific articles from the CRC, but helps to establish and build shared values and relationships for creating a rights respecting ethos in the classroom and across a school context"
Below is the school charter that is displayed in our school hall.
For more information on our RRS work, please talk to Miss Kirsty Thomas our RRS co-ordinator.