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Rights Respecting School


As a Silver Rights Respecting school, we are always learning about our rights. The following are fantastic examples of our class charters, which the duty bearers and rights holders have signed. Remember a duty bearer is an adult over the age of 18 and a rights holder is anyone under the age of 18. We all have an important job to do in ensuring all children’s rights are being met and the class charters are a fantastic way of reminding us all of our responsibilities.    

Why the Rights Respecting School Award?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what children need in order to thrive. These needs can be grouped into four categories:

  • To survive as a fit and healthy person
  • To be protected from harm and abuse
  • To develop physically, mentally and socially
  • To participate as an active citizen

Some of the Articles of CRC

Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Article 12

Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive information of any kind as long as it is within the law. Article 13

Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free.  Secondary education must be available to every child.  Discipline in schools must respect children’s human dignity.  Wealthy countries must help poorer countries achieve this. Article 28

Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.  It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment. Article 29

UNICEF UK believes that the principles and values of the CRC should be embedded in the ethos and curriculum of every school.  This is the purpose of the Rights Respecting School Award. UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) provides a framework to help schools to use CRC as the basis for their ethos.  In a rights respecting school, children learn about their rights and the responsibilities that are implied.  Children learn to associate rights with needs and distinguish between their rights and ‘wants’. They learn that if they have rights, they need to respect the rights of others. 



The Committee

Who are the Brownmead Rights Respecting Steering Committee?

Steering Group
Y6 Chestnut: Mooram Oak: Sannah
Y5 Elm: Harrison Maple: Shay
Y4 Ash: Mason Birch: Summer
Y3 Hawthorn: Beau and Harry  
Y2 Acorns: Kacey Conkers: Harvey


What is their role?

The steering group work together to develop and maintain a school community based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.  Their job is to empower all children at Brownmead to enjoy and exercise their rights and to promote the rights of others locally and globally.


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@_Brownmead - 26 Sep
Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed their first guitar lesson and can’t wait for the next one…brilliant learning experience
@_Brownmead - 16 Sep
Ash in Year 4 made a fantastic attempt to draw particular objects in the sand as part of their new text “The Magic Paintbrush”
@_Brownmead - 16 Sep
Year 6 thoroughly enjoyed their tennis lesson today whilst the sun was shining
@_Brownmead - 15 Sep
Year 1 have enjoyed the start of their Write Stuff Unit, exploring wild things and what they have in common. Fergus Fantastic then delivered the words and the children explored what sounds they making before having a go at making the sounds!
@_Brownmead - 5 Aug
Hope you’ve managed to get to the games - the atmosphere is electric! If you’re at the NEC come and say hi!
@_Brownmead - 29 Jul
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@_Brownmead - 19 Jul
We are pleased to announce in addition to our Gold School Games mark. We have also been Awarded Gold in Pathway to Podium. What a year it has been for sport. Thank you again for you contiuned support.
@_Brownmead - 11 Jul
Great to see some of our pupils from appearing in last night’s on with 📺
@_Brownmead - 10 Jul
@_Brownmead - 8 Jul
Year 4 had a fantastic morning at the East to East Mela! We performed some songs and had the chance to try it lots of different sports! Thank you for having us!
@_Brownmead - 7 Jul
The Art Exhibition was a hit and the comments were fantastic from parents, staff and the children. Looking forward to preparing next years! Thank You Brownmead for all your hard work 🎉 article 31
@_Brownmead - 6 Jul
Young Leaders engaged Year 6 (Oak) by testing their perseverance, resilience and determination to be as accurate as possible when making judgements, using organisational skills and to be in alert - excellent skills to have! Rights Respecting article 29 and 31
@_Brownmead - 3 Jul
Year 3 Hawthorn thoroughly enjoyed their ancient Egypt assembly. It was clear the see the children had fun!
@_Brownmead - 25 Jun
Amazing things are happening at Brownmead everyday! Would you have believe the Rubix Cube is a hit once again. Niom from Oak in Year 6 is teaching his peers to solve it as he can do it in 35 seconds - what a genius! Now Tyler can solve the challenge too - can you?
@_Brownmead - 25 Jun
Year 6 absolutely ‘blew us away’ with their Ephemeral Artwork - they were extremely grateful of technology so they had evidence of their work before it literally blew away. Amazing pieces!
@_Brownmead - 24 Jun
Today the children at Brownmead took part in our very own race for life! We would like to thank pupils, parents, staff and friends of Brownmead for making our Race for Life supporting unforgettable. We have raised nearly £900, you’re all amazing!
@_Brownmead - 23 Jun
Massive well done to Logan in year 6 who has raised £160 for cancer research on behalf of his nan who is currently having chemotherapy. Amazing work!