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Rights Respecting School Award

Purlwell I & N School recognises and supports the Rights Respecting Ethos of the UNCRC. The UNCRC is the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, where 54 Articles have been designed to support the development of all children under the age of 18.

We firmly believe that by working towards this award, the children will become more respectful, have a strong sense of right and justice, not only for themselves, but also for the global community and have become more independent and mature learners understanding that in respecting children’s rights they have certain responsibilities to bear.

The Rights Respecting Ethos which underpins our practice is presented to the students in a number of ways as a majority of the work that is done in class is cross curricular. This in turn promotes not only the CRC but other subjects areas as part of the National Curriculum. Research has shown that when children are taught in school about their rights and responsibilities under the UNCRC, they are more respecting of the rights of others. Children who have learnt about their rights and responsibilities have :
  • a better understanding of what it means to have rights and responsibilities
  • a more positive attitude to school
  • better relationships with their classmates and teachers
  • higher self-esteem
  • an increased awareness of how to be a global citizen

For more information about the Rights Respecting School Award please click here.

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