Rights Respecting Schools

Rights Respecting Schools Award - unicef

We are very proud to have been recognised as a Rights Respecting School having achieved our Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award in February 2014.  This is an initiative run by UNICEF to help school communities use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to develop a clear set of values that are actively upheld by pupils.  

Click here for unicef Rights Respecting Schools Award website

Click here for our link school - Penwortham Primary School, London.


There are 45 articles in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which outline the rights of children.  The pupils know that they have all these rights, but have chosen the nine rights that they think are the most important for them here in school, to study in more detail.  These rights are as follows (the numbers link to the number of each article):

2.   You have these rights no matter what!

6.   You have the right to a life and to be healthy

12.  You have a right to be listened to

14.  You have a right to follow your own religion and beliefs

19.  You have a right to be looked after and kept safe

24.  You have a right to good food and water and to see the doctor if you are ill

28.  You have a right to learn and to go to school

29.  You have a right to become the best you can be

31.  You have a right to relax and play

Wed, 01/02/2012 (All day)

Naming’azi Primary School

We are unfortunately no longer able to link with Chifide School as our partnership teacher, Ronald Maliro, has been moved to a new school.  We are now linking with this school - Naming'azi Primary School - also in Malawi.  Here is information about the school sent by Ronald.

Naming’azi CCAP Primary School, Malawi

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Part of morning assembly at Naming'azi
Mon, 09/12/2013 (All day)

School Council Minutes, June 2017

The School Council met to discuss the playground charter and how we can ensure that everyone gets their right to relax and play.  Click on the link to read more.

Sat, 17/06/2017 (All day)

Book Collection for Refugees, January 2017

The School Council have set up a book collection to help the youngest refugees in Souda Camp on the island of Chios in the Mediterranean get their right to a good education.  The School Council would like donations of picture books and books aimed at children aged 6 years and younger to help build up the library that is being set up in the camp. Please send any donations in before half term.  Many thanks for your help.

Refugee Books Poster
Tue, 31/01/2017 (All day)

Fairtrade Assembly and Great Mayan Cake Bake, November 2016

As a Rights Respecting school, we have been learning all about Fairtrade - how it helps farmers around the world and how it is important to buy Fairtrade goods where we can.  We put together an assembly to tell the KS1 children and parents about this topic.  We also used Fairtrade ingredients to make lots of delicious cakes to sell in order to raise money for Children in Need.  The cake sale had a Mayan theme because we have been looking at the ancient Mayans in our history lessons.  We dressed up in brightly-coloured Mayan style clothing and sold our cake

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Sat, 19/11/2016 (All day)

Great Mayan Cake Bake Information Letter, October 2016

We shall be holding a Mayan themed cake sale on Friday, 18th November to raise money for Children in Need.  Please click on the link to find out more!

Thu, 20/10/2016 (All day)

Super Readers Club, September 2016

During the first School Council meeting, the children decided to form two reading clubs: one for KS1 and the other for KS2.  They have very quickly organised these with the younger children enjoying some books read by Emilia and the older children working with Lisa, our fantastic school cook, choosing the first book that they will share.  The photo shows the older children's first meeting in the school library. 

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Sun, 02/10/2016 (All day)

School Council Meeting, September 2016

The first School Council meeting of the new academic year has been held, led by the new executive committee of Emilia and Sophie.  Much discussion was about proposed new reading clubs for keen readers in KS1 and 2.  Click on the link below to read all about this and other items.

Sat, 24/09/2016 (All day)

School Council Minutes, June 2016

The minutes of the latest School Council meeting can be read by clicking on the link below.

Fri, 10/06/2016 (All day)

Rights Assembly, July 2016

The children in Key Stage 2 have been working hard to help the children in Class 1 remember their rights.  They worked in small groups and chose how they would put across their messages in a special rights assembly.  Some groups made posters which were eye-catching and informative, one group made a powerpoint which also included a quiz, one group made up a 'Remember your Rights Game', which they played with the younger children, and the last group made up a special rights song with actions, which they performed for everyone (please click on the link to see a film of this song!)  The KS1 children really enjoyed this assembly and could remember far more of their rights by the end.  Well done to our hard-working KS2 pupils! 


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Mon, 18/07/2016 (All day)