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What is a Rights Respecting School?


There are three strands to the Rights Respecting School Award: teaching about rights, teaching through rights and teaching for rights.  Furthermore, the award is underpinned by four principles:

1. Non-discrimination

2. Commitment to the best interests of the child

3. The right to life, survival and development

4. Respect for the views of the child

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

Wheelock Primary pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.  Alongside specific RRSA sessions, rights are taught within other curriculum areas as a appropriate.  Our PSHE mapping document shows where they are embedded in these sessions.  

You can find out about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting: