Rights Respecting Schools
A rights—respecting school teaches about children’s rights and also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers/ adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils. Park Lane believes that children’s rights should be at the core and philosophy of our curriculum. We explicitly embed the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in our policies, planning, practice and culture which means we can see a positive impact of these actions on children, young people and staff, and also on the school’s ethos, practice and environment. This enables and empowers our children and young people to see themselves as rights-respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights locally and globally.
Park Lane is championing Children’s Rights through the Unicef Rights of a Child.
There are 54 Articles based on the Rights Respecting Schools. These rights are embedded within the ethos and the culture of our school.
The Rights Respecting Schools states “The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to”. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
The Convention must be seen as a whole: all the rights are linked and no right is more important that another.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practise and ethos.
Park Lane received ROC (Record of Commitment) Award in January 2017 and is currently working towards Level 1 of the RRSA.