In 1989, governments around the globe adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which recognised that all children have the right to be protected and have their voices heard.

At Hartburn Primary School, we are committed to promoting a Rights Respecting ethos throughout our school where the children are at the heart of everything we do.

At our school, we advocate pupil voice and involve the children in their own learning and social and emotional well-being. We have high expectations at Hartburn; as a Rights Respecting School further develop these high expectations through the children’s work, behaviour, relationships and aspirations. The rights also develop resilience as they teach our pupils key life skills and broaden their knowledge of relevant global issues.

Local and global responsibility is also a fundamental part of our school. The Rights Respecting School Award enables the children to contribute to changing and improving not only our school, but also our local community and the wider world.

We are very excited to have achieved Bronze of UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award in April 2021. In 2022 we will be working towards Silver by embedding children’s rights into all aspects of our curriculum.

Here are some of the rights we are learning about:

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