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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 - 22 Mar
What a Workshop - linking to our topic “Misty Mountains and Winding Rivers” we are exploring designs inspired by nature through the work of William Morris and wow their design work has started off amazing - including the parents!
@_Brownmead - 22 Mar
Ash Year 4 are exploring the Water Cycle and thoroughly enjoyed piecing together how they think it works - great Oracy skills Ash while applying the vocabulary they’ve been taught
@_Brownmead - 22 Mar
Ash Year 4 met the artist - Polly Brant, who we’re going to be working with alongside the Ikon gallery to have our work displayed
@_Brownmead - 22 Mar
Year 4 Ash - thoroughly enjoyed the River Walk today and applied the vocabulary taught in school for their topic - fantastic Oracy skills and cross curricular experience with an added break with a difference - the park!
@_Brownmead - 22 Mar
The chicks have arrived in our reception class 🐥
@_Brownmead - 21 Mar
Let’s go Brownmead!
@_Brownmead - 18 Mar
Year 5 enjoyed designing and adapting their designs with their parents during the parent workshop, then collecting resources from around the school grounds to make nature sculptures based on famous artists like Andy Goldsworthy
@_Brownmead - 17 Mar
‘ASH’ smashed the RED NOSE DAY challenge - who can wear the most RED and I am now struggling to choose the winners
@_Brownmead - 16 Mar
Deep Dive into Attendance at the brilliant today. Using the Foundations framework and underpinning KPIs to focus on actions, to change the headlines 🙏❤️
@_Brownmead - 7 Mar
Year 4 Ash were pleased to be visited by the lovely Rolo the working dog, who cares for his owner. Rolo acts as his owner’s ears to alert him when there’s an emergency - what an inspiration!
@_Brownmead - 7 Mar
Year 4 Ash ‘smashed’ their Oracy skills by debating which was the best coloured crayon from ‘The Day the Crayons Quit!’ - of course it was YELLOW 👍
@_Brownmead - 7 Mar
A great turn out to our year 3 parent topic workshop. Thank you all for coming 🌎
@_Brownmead - 7 Mar
Super work Brownmead!
@_Brownmead - 2 Mar
For World Book day we had a whole school theme linked to the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit.’ It was amazing to see so many amazing activities.
@_Brownmead - 2 Mar
Another successful parent reading workshop, thank you to all our KS1 parent who came this afternoon. 📚
@_Brownmead - 2 Mar
A huge turnout to our coffee morning today to kick off World Book Day, thank you to all our KS2 parents and children. We are looking forward to welcoming KS1 parents this afternoon 📚
@_Brownmead - 2 Mar
Maple Class from Brownmead are tuned in to your live lesson! We are all dressed up as colours from The Day the Crayons Quit. All very excited for the lesson this morning!
@_Brownmead - 2 Mar
We are World Book Day Ready starting with a coffee morning for KS2 parents to read with their child. 📚
@_Brownmead - 1 Mar
Yesterday year 6 started our new science topic ‘Light Theory.’ Today we investigated how light travels in a straight line using torches and lasers. 🔦 we’ve had a great afternoon!
@_Brownmead - 17 Feb
Here is your final clue as to what animal we will be drawing tomorrow in the first brand new episode of 2023. Any guesses? Find out the answer from 10am…