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 have achieved the recognition of the Silver Award and are now working towards our Gold Award. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
We also strongly promote pupil voice and encourage our children to give their opinions on issues both in and out of school. Each Year group has one UNICEF Ambassador, chosen as positive role models and as spokespeople for their year groups.
UNICEF is the world's leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfill their potential. More information can be obtained by visiting the UNICEF web-site: www.unicef.org.uk
At Front Lawn Primary we are committed to:
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: