Charter School Statement of Commitment to Rights Respecting Schools Award
As a school, we are excited to have received the Bronze Award for our RRSA and are working towards the Silver award which we are hoping to achieve by the end of April. The fundamental principles of this award echo our own. We believe that every child has the right to understand the convention for the rights of the child and know that their voice should be heard. We are working towards the articles being at the centre of every decision and step that we take, with the children being centre and first in all our actions.
Members of our School steering group are:-
Mrs Callaghan-Wright (SLT)
Mrs Weston (Teacher)
Mrs Noel-Smith (Resource Base)
Mrs Gale (Nurture Room)
Mrs Townsend (Office)
Mr Nicholson (School Governor)
Our ethos of Create, Discover, Succeed, Together supports the 4 standards of the Rights Respecting Award. The RRSA states that the rights respecting values underpin all actions taken by leadership and management and that what is in the best interests of the child is of top priority. The whole school community learn about the convention for the rights of the child. This shared understanding helps us work together for global understanding and positive living. Charter school staff collaborate to develop and maintain a rights respecting community in all areas of school life. We are empowering our children through C,D,S,T to become active citizens and learners, with every child being able to say what they think in all matters affecting them and have their views taken seriously. All are encouraged to take an active role in their own learning and to speak and act for all to be respected.
We have been busy at Charter School creating our Rights Respecting discs that will be situated around the school.
Charter children helped to decorate 4 discs, all of which represent some of the Unicef Rights Respecting Articles.
We hope that you enjoy looking at the finished discs when you come into the school.