As we work towards achieving our Silver Rights Respecting Schools Award, we want everyone in our school community to know more about the rights included in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These are the rights that all children across the world are entitled to. Each month we will learn about, and reflect on, some of the rights (also called articles) included in the UNCRC in more detail.
Why do we respect human rights in our school?
We want to provide our students with an education at a school that respects human rights, and we are currently on track to receive our silver medal this year.
NEXT STEPS: Achieving Our Silver Award
To achieve the Silver Award, the school will be assessed by one of UNICEF’s Professional Advisers who will look at the whole school’s rights respecting work with pupils, staff and parents/ carers. This work is being led by our pupil steering group and lead staff.
You can read about the process to achieve Silver and the outcomes we are aiming to meet by clicking on these links:
This month, we’re concentrating primarily on Article 2 – non discrimination
We should not be treated unfairly or differently because of our gender, age, race, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability or anything else.
Direct discrimination happens when a person is treated differently because of the way they are.
Indirect discrimination happens when something applies to everyone in the same way but affects some people unfairly.
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