Lutley Primary School

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Rights Respecting School

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What is a Rights Respecting School?



The UNRC Rights Respecting Schools Award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child contains 45 articles (rights) ranging from the Right to an Education, the Right to be kept safe and the Right to Relax and Play. A full copy of children’s rights can be found at the front of each child’s planner. 

Our journey so far

We achieved the Rights Respecting School Level 1 Award in December 2016. At that point, our school community understood what rights were and everyone respected the rights of those around them. Since then, we have created a School Behaviour Charter which is clearly underpinned by the rights of the child and all children work hard to actively promote the rights of others. We help lots of other schools to understand the rights of the child and champion the Rights Respecting Award near and far. Our children have worked closely with our local community to make a difference to those outside of our school and are currently seeking ways to make a difference globally! 

Rights Respecting Reps

Our Rights Respecting Reps meet weekly to discuss our school’s rights respecting agenda and collect pupil voice. If you’d like to become a Rights Respecting Rep, whether you’re a pupil or a family member, then contact Mrs Powell who will happily sign you up! Look out for our Rights Respecting Reps’ Right of the Month on our newsletter and our ‘Teatime Talking’ topics.

Article 12 – The right to an opinion and for others to take it seriously

Year 5 have been busy expressing their opinions on parliamentary matters. Dr Roger Morgan OBE came to gather our children’s views on a current motion being held in parliament. The children discussed ‘keeping children safe in school’. Then, after their discussions, the children’s views and ideas were submitted to the Department for Education for government consultation. Take a look at the report featuring our children’s interesting points of view!