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Rights Respecting School

 

Being a Rights Respecting school means that we teach our children how to be upstanding, considerate and thoughtful citizens. They learn about their own rights as children, as well as of those around them, and how their actions and choices can have an impact on their friends, school and even the world around them.

Fantastically, through the hard work of our staff and children, Front Lawn Primary is proud to have achieved the Righyt Respecting School Award at Gold Level.  Gold: Rights Respecting is the highest level ofteh award and is only granted to schools that have fully embedded teh principles of the Convention into their ethos and curriculum. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF. It was awarded after rigorous assessment and discussions with children.

 

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what children need in order to thrive. These needs can be grouped into four categories:

  • to survive as a fit and healthy person
  • to be protected from harm and abuse
  • to develop physically, mentally and socially
  • to participate as an active citizen

 

The Rights Respecting Schools Award gives children a powerful language to use to express themselves and to challenge the way they are treated. They are also able to challenge injustices for other children. Children are empowered to access information that enables them to make informed decisions about their learning, health and wellbeing. This builds their confidence to make informed decisions.

In addition, children have a moral framework, based on equality and respect for all that lasts a lifetime, as they grow into engaged, responsible members of society. Rights and principles of the Convention are used to put moral situations into perspective and consider rights-respecting solutions – this all has a huge impact on relationships and well-being within our school. 

 

More information can be obtained by visiting the UNICEF web-site: www.unicef.org.uk

The UN Convention, that is embedded in all of our class charters, can be found here https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/

 

Equality 

 

At Front Lawn Primary we are committed to:

  • promoting equality of opportunity
  • eliminating discrimination and harassment
  • valuing diversity and promoting positive relationships
  • providing an inclusive education which enables all pupils to develop their full potential
  • meeting the requirements of the Equality Act 2010

 

Through the school’s Rights Respecting curriculum, we believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and with respect regardless of their age, religion, gender, ability or sex.     In conjunction with the children, we have decided to support four key charities for all of our fundraising.  Those charities are:  Age Concern, Stephen Lawrence charitable trust, Stephen Hawkins charity and Mermaids UK.

Promoting Fundamental British Values.


In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key Values are:          

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
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