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Rights Respecting School Ambassadors

What is a Rights Respecting School?

A Rights Respecting School puts the CRC (Convention on the Rights of the Child) at the heart of a school’s culture and ethos to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their fullest potential.

 

Rights Respecting Schools Award

 

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

 

The rights are international law.

All the countries in the world have signed to make this domestic law in their country.  Except for two…

 

Albany Junior School are on a journey to be recognised as a Rights Respecting School. In a Rights Respecting School, children know their key rights and appreciate the need for children’s rights to be realised everywhere. Children in a Rights respecting School are helped in their journey to becoming a global citizen. Here at Albany Junior School, pupils are learning about many of the rights through their involvement with UNICEF and a Rights and Respecting ethos throughout the whole school.

 

The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour and improved academic standards.


There are three levels to the award.

·Bronze Committed

·Silver Aware

·Gold Rights Respecting

 

 

We aim to make the children aware of the key rights that are embedded within the ethos and values of our school.

 

Great News!

 

We are very pleased to tell you that we have recently been awarded the first stage of UNICEF UK's Rights Respecting Award (RRSA), 'Bronze: Rights Committed'.

We are striving to create the best possible learning environment for our children and this achievement shows that we are committed to promoting and realising children's rights and encourage each other to respect the rights of others in school.

Well Done Albany!

 

Now we are all settled in our new classes, children are getting back on track with their 'Rights Respecting Ambassadors' responsibilities in their class.

It's so wonderful to be able to meet again. Congratulations to those children who have joined us this year!

 

Our Albany Ambassadors 2021-2022

From Year 4 we have - Conor, Connie, Summer and Thomas

From Year 5 we have - Zara, Arley, Kara and Noah

From Year 6 we have - Chloe, Kris, Khloe and Corey

 

They are all dedicated to their role and work hard. They wear their badges proudly everyday.

The Rights Respecting Ambassadors have already met with me (Miss Weatherall) a few times and begun work on many areas. We have an action plan in place in order to achieve our next goal - The silver Rights Aware Award.

I am incredibly impressed by the enthusiasm of our ambassadors. They are determined to do their best for the school. They have already begun working on their roles and educating their classmates and school of their rights. 

 

The children are currently working on a letter to inform our parents and governors about our mission. They have been checking in on classes to make sure articles are displayed - most classes have passed smiley They will soon be filling the communal areas around school with the Rights of every Child.

 

The children are also brainstorming some exciting future projects. Keep posted to find out more about these. 

 

We have a lot more work to do and we're excited for what's to come.

 

Our Action Plan to achieve - Rights Respecting Silver Aware Award

Albany Junior School as a Rights Respecting school.

Pupils’ opinions and thoughts are sought, encouraged and respected in all aspects of the school’s work.  Pupil leadership is an integral part of the school’s ethos. School Council and Rights Respecting School Ambassadors are examples of committees where pupils are given the opportunity to lead aspects of school life.

 

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