Rights Respecting School
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfill their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
We, at Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, have been on our journey to becoming a Rights Respecting School since 2015 and were awarded our Level 1 status (now know as Silver status) as ‘rights aware’ after meeting all the criteria set by UNICEF in May 2017. In 2019 we are aiming for the Gold award after embedding rights across the curriculum and building on the success we have had highlighting children’s rights in various different ways.