We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School!

Airy Hill Primary School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.  As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

Our pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships. At Airy Hill, our school council, attendance ambassador and anti-bullying ambassadors also act as our pupil steering group. They share information about the rights both within and beyond the school community through assemblies, newsletters and displays. The pupil steering group are also working on our Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) action plan to show how we can embed the rights within our practice.

We are working with schools across the Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust to develop our approach to the RRSA and share examples of good practice.

For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit:  www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa