Rights Respecting School

We are pleased to announce that Cheadle Primary School has achieved the UNICEF Silver Rights Respecting School Award and is now working towards achieving Gold level.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working to ensure that children across the world access and enjoy their full range of human rights as set out in the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In the UK UNICEF is working with nearly 4,500 schools through the Rights Respecting Schools programme …. So we are joining a significant and growing movement for change in the way children experience their school and their childhood.

The award is based on principles of, respect, equality, dignity, non-discrimination and participation.

Schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on

  • relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and relationships, improved academic achievement and a reduction in bullying.
  • It complements and adds to other school improvement strategies and interventions.

As the school community, adults and children, learn about rights, we also explore why it is so important to respect and value our rights and, equally, the rights of those around us.

RRS links to all other school ‘Awards’ BUT it is equally about: narrowing the attainment gap through teaching and learning, developing better relationships and engagement, improved pupil participation,etc

The many things that Cheadle Primary are trying to achieve are, in fact, underpinned by the UNCRC – RRSA makes this explicit.

The steering group consists of the School Council, members of the Senior Management Team, Mrs Bell, and School Governors.

Rights Respecting Schools events supported by the School Council (RRS steering group) 2019-2020

School Council/RRS representatives elected by class votes

School council voted in Chair, Vice Chair and note taker

School Council and Mrs Bell discussed Article 12 in school assembly where school ambassadors were announced. Link to:

School Council meeting to choose local charity and to ask their class for suggestions- suggestion boxes in place in class.

Dougie Mac coffee morning to support the local hospice, this was followed by an after school cake sale, total raised £405.87

Mrs Bell spoke in class assembly to make link between the hospice charity and Article 24

Flu spray available, start a heart campaign

Remembrance Service – local community

Anti-bullying week

Star of the Week - the staff at Cheadle Primary School love to celebrate our talents and hard work and Celebration Assembly is a special time when we praise our “Stars of the Week.”

How do Christians and the children of Cheadle Primary show the real meaning of Christmas?

New Year group rights assigned to each year group

Safer Internet Day

Poster competition

Fair Trade assembly

Commonwealth Assembly, Commonwealth Parade and raising of the Commonwealth Flag.

Red Nose Day – Joke competition and assembly – global links made to helping support rights around the world

School council to organise a fundraising event supported by UNICEF and linked to soccer aid in order to raise money for a community playground in Zambia and enough anti-biotics to treat 150 children suffering from pneumonia