Stanley Grove enrolled on the UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School programme in 2017.
The aim of the charity is to works with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond.
We are proud to have achieved our ROC (Recognition of Commitment) from UNICEF in 2017 and in the same year we achieved our Level 1 Rights Respecting Award, which means that we are officially a ‘Rights Aware’ school.
Achieving Silver: Rights Aware means there is evidence that:
Here at Stanley Grove Primary Academy, we feel that children’s rights are essential to education even for the youngest children and that the programme will contribute to their development in later life.
Mrs Begum and Mrs McDougall are currently leading on the school’s Right Respecting work. We also have a steering group made up all children from across key stages 1 and 2 who are ambassadors for all children in the school. We call them the Student Rights councillors. The Ambassadors meet up each week to action the Level 1 audit plan and work on community projects.
Our ‘Building the bridge’ project and Learning Outside the Classroom curriculum, are both heavily influenced by the Rights Respecting Articles, and are at the heart of all parts of Stanley Grove life.
In addition to this, there are also rights displays in school, lessons being taught in classes, parent workshops and ‘rights’ assemblies each Monday morning.
We are now working towards becoming a Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting School, where a Rights Respecting ethos will be at the heart of everything, we do at Stanley Grove Primary Academy.
At Stanley Grove Primary School, the childrens understanding of their rights has been developed through various charters. The aim of the charters is for the rights holders (the children) to decide which rights they feel are most important to them in school and to decide how they and duty-bearers (the adults) can make sure these rights are being met. Below are some examples of our finished charters :