Rights Respecting School Award
Welcome to the Rights Respecting School Award page.
At London Fields, we are on a journey to become a Rights Respecting School.
What does this mean?
As part of our school’s aims to promote a happy and successful school, we are working towards recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.
London Fields Primary School pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.
Where are we now?
London Fields were recently awarded the first part of the Award: The Recognition of Commitment Award. We held a Launch Week in February, we held our first two Steering Group meetings and classes took part in activities which looked at different rights in the Convention. All children and adults in the school community are now aware of the Articles in the CRC and we are beginning to apply some of these to every day life.
What are the next steps?
Look out on this page for the latest information on Rights Respecting work undertaken at London Fields. We are aiming to achieve the next level of the award in 2017. Good luck London Fields!