As part of our continuing school improvement plan, we would like to inform you of our participation with UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award. Chad Vale Primary School is committed to upholding the children's rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The school is a registered member of the UN Rights Respecting Schools programme and seeks to promote a better understanding of the rights of the child amongst all members of the school community by adopting a rights respecting ethos and ensuring that rights respecting principles underpin all aspects of the school's provision.
This award encourages the school community to focus on issues of equality, justice and sustainability both at home and as a global issue. It also promotes the teaching of the values of children's rights and responsibilities through the Children's Rights Charter (CRC).
Our aim is for these values to underpin our school values and ethos. Throughout the year, we will be promoting these values through our everyday teaching, assemblies and various events, and we will keep you posted as and when these occur.
Unicef was founded in 1946 by the UN in response to devastation caused in Europe during WW2. It is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights.
The UNCRC was signed by the UK in 1991 and sets out the right of every child under the age of 18, across the world and how these rights should be met. At Chad Vale, we will teach children about the articles on the convention, the role of duty bearers and what the children must do to ensure they access their rights in the appropriate way.
We have decided to become a Rights Respecting School because we want Chad Vale to become a better place for everyone. We want to teach children about their rights and we want them to understand how to respect each other’s rights and develop the responsibilities they have towards each other. Rights Respecting Learning makes us think more about other people all over the world and how our actions and words affect them.
We would like children and adults to look at their own behaviours and see how it affects other people and how they would feel if they were treated in a similar way. We believe this is a very important skill for children to succeed in life and be happy.
In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Pritesh Patel directly at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any further questions.
There is also more information available through the UNICEF website, which can be accessed here.