The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on the United Nations Charter of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). In 2018, Stanford achieved the Bronze achievement of the RRSA, to show that we had made steps to be initially aware of the UNCRC. We are in the process of following our action plan from which we hope to achieve a Silver accreditation. We will keep this part of the website update with any projects and activities we complete that are linked to children's rights.
Every year we set up a new class charter, where the pupils think about the rights that we all have access to and how we can help respect these rights as a class unit. We use the UNCRC to help us make class charters that we can refer to throughout the year.
We are very proud of the work that we are doing in our school, linked to children’s rights and valuing equality for all. We are always updating our display and love sharing the work with visitors.
We greatly value pupil voice in our school, linked to our rights respecting work. Here is our pupil voice display, where children are free to post their suggestions ideas in the post box at any time. We then look at these in our weekly pupil voice meetings.
During the MacMillan event, you may have noticed a group of pupils who were happy to talk to members of the community about our rights respecting work. We look forward to further opportunities to share our work in the future.
We recently had Big Talk come in to visit our school. Relationships Education is very important to help us learn about growing and changing, as well as safeguarding us. We are proud to be ‘growing up safe’.
These wonderful pupils were the Rights Respecting committee where they impressed our assessor with their knowledge and gained us our Silver award!! Mrs Hackfath, Headteacher said “ I am very proud of this achievement and that we put pupil voice at the heart of our vision and ethos! Our focus on promoting and learning about the UNICEF articles is very important in our curriculum! Thank you to the team, pupils and staff, especially Mr Middleton and Mrs Marsden for leading on this!”
On Friday we looked at one of our Human Rights. The right to be ourselves, the right to be different, the right to be heard.
We listened to the story of Rosa Parks and compared this to Elmer the Elephant. Rosa fought against being different and segregated and Elmer didn’t like being different either. We learnt that it is GOOD to be different, it is GOOD to be ourselves and we are all AMAZING!
To show our work, we each made a ‘patch’ in the pattern we liked and we glued them all onto Elmer. We love our display do you?
‘I drew dinosaurs because that’s what I like.’
‘I drew flowers because they make me smile’
‘I drew rainbows and unicorns because I love them.’
‘My patch has stripes because I like the pattern.’
Pumpkin Class have been learning all about this special promise that most countries have made to look after the rights of all children.
W- The UNCRC is there to make sure that all children are treated fairly
P- All children have the right to eat healthy food and to drink clean water.
D- The UNCRC tell us that all children have the right to feel safe.
H- All children have the right to go to school. This is called getting an education.
C- I think it is good that the UNCRC are making sure that all the children in the world can have a say. People should listen to children.
M- Everyone is the world has rights. It is important to treat everyone the same.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. At Stanford, we will endeavour to factor learning about these goals for the future, through a range of exciting projects and lessons.