Charter School Statement of Commitment to Rights Respecting Schools Award
We are thrilled to be the first primary school in Chippenham to have received the highest recognition from UNICEF for our work on children’s rights. We earned the Gold Rights Respecting School Award after two years of learning about the 42 rights for kids, set by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We celebrated receiving the award with a whole school afternoon tea and were delighted that Chippenham Mayor, Desna Allen, joined in the celebration.
The initiative has been introduced to the school and it is wonderful to see how ‘passionate and more invested in their education’ the pupils are.
The system operates with a Steering Group, consisting of an ambassador from each one of the seven classes, from ages 5-11. We all meet monthly and help decide on a learning plan as well as events that are run by the school.
There are three stages to the award. A bronze award is given to a school that adopts the initiative, silver is given to a school that can prove the pupils are aware of the rights, while the gold award is given when the school has fully integrated rights into every day’s learning.
A copy of our Gold accreditation report can be viewed by clicking here.
RRSA Steering Group
Members of our Steering Group are:
Mrs Flack (SLT)
Mrs Weston (Teacher)
Mrs Gale (Nurture Room)
Mrs Townsend (Office)
Mr Nicholson (Governor)
RRSA Ping’s Homework Challenge
We have been working very hard at Charter School to promote children’s rights. You can click here to see our Headteachers Ping’s Challenge homework.
You can see below how some of our pupils have been promoting the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
We’ve all got rights
Please click on the video below to watch
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.
At Charter School we have been busy supporting Unicef and other charities. In this section you can find information on what we have been up to.