Rights Respecting School
Castlewood Primary school is proud to be a part of UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). This means that UNICEF have recognised the school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of our school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
We have embedded the ethos, attitudes and language of the CRC into the make up of our school. Children, adults and visitors are all encouraged to think about their own ‘rights’ and their ‘responsibilities’ to others around them in the school community. The CRC provides a clear link for pupils between building up their rights-respecting school, understanding their rights and the need for children’s rights to be realised everywhere. Children and young people in rights-respecting schools develop a stronger sense of the need to act for global justice.
At Castlewood Primary School we elect ‘Triple R Representatives’ from every class – from Reception up to Year Six to ensure that the pupil voice is heard, valued and responded to by the adults in school. We meet once a month to discuss issues in the school, global events that the school can become in.