Rights Respecting Schools
Spring Grove is very proud to be a Rights Respecting School.
This means that we abide by the United Nations’ Charter of Children’s Rights. We actively teach children to understand their rights and how to show respect for these rights, through our broad and balanced curriculum. This belief in the rights of each child forms the bedrock of our school values and underpins all that we do at Spring Grove.
Every year, each class creates its own Charter which outlines the main statements of rights (called ‘articles’) that they will support in their class, and the associated respectful behaviour which upholds the rights.
During the recent pandemic, our learning has naturally been very different. However we recognised the importance of maintaining our rights at this very difficult time and made sure that children had links to the ‘Article of the Week’. If you missed one – here is a sample link to Article 12
We also have Charters for assemblies, playtimes and lunchtimes to ensure that our rights are respected at these times too. Our Peer / Class buddies support this.
Our Rights Respecting Steering Group is a very active group of children and adults who work hard to make sure that our rights are promoted in our school and community. The children who are part of our Steering Group would like to explain a little more about the main Articles which we learn about. If you are interested we would love you to join us! Everyone is welcome!
We were the very first primary school to attain UNICEF Level 2 Rights Respecting Award. This means that RRS is embedded fully into our curriculum and also integral to any community involvement we have. If you would like to read the Examiner article about the award, CLICK HERE.
This year we are going for GOLD!
If you would like to find out more about Rights Respecting schools, please follow the link unicef.org or contact Mrs Vaines.
Thank you for supporting us as a Rights Respecting School!