Rights Respecting School

Cheadle Primary School is a SILVER awarded - Rights Respecting School

At Cheadle Primary School we are extremely proud to be part of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, where every child is valued, cared for and developed to their full potential.

Our aims, values and pledge to the UNCRC awarded us the UNICEF Recognition of Commitment to the Rights Respecting Schools Award. In July 2019 we achieved Silver Award for the first time. We reflect the belief that the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) “… gives young people the best chance to grow into respectful, active and resilient citizens.” Please see our (Child friendly articles).

What is a Rights Respecting School?

A rights-respecting school places the UNCRC at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.

A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. The school community models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

All children are taught to appreciate that they are part of a Global Community and that they should take an active part in that community. Each class has a charter and an article linked to it.

Please click this link to see our accreditation information

School Councillors

At Cheadle Primary School, we have our School Council with members from across each year group who act as UNICEF ambassadors and work hard to help others in the school learn all about the important work of UNICEF. The Councillors have now been appointed and are busy completing a number of tasks throughout the school year. Meetings take place fortnightly, led by Mrs Bell and minutes will be available on this page.

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

School Council/RRS representatives elected by class vote
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.
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

Please click on this link to see A simplified version of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Please click on this link to see The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child

Please click on this link to see The summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child