We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School
Our Lady of Lourdes aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan, we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
The UN Convention of on the Rights 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. There is a summary of ‘The UN Convention of on the Rights of the Child’ attached.
Rights Respecting School Steering Group
Two children from each year group have been elected to form part of our RRSA Steering Group alongside a staff member, a school governor and a parent. Our pupil-led Steering Group will meet regularly to devise ways to promote RRSA to pupils, staff and parents.
Action Plan for Silver
As part of completing the first stage (Bronze: Rights Committed) in our RRSA journey, we have planned the actions that our school will take in the second stage, Silver: Rights Aware. There is a copy of our action plan attached.