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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 Nov
A lovely last evening at the beach, roasting marshmallows and talking about the adventures we’ve been on 🔥
@_Brownmead - 25 Nov
Lots of fun exploring in Wales! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
@_Brownmead - 25 Nov
A day of hiking!
@_Brownmead - 25 Nov
Brownmead all ready for their final full day. Lots of activities planned today!
@_Brownmead - 24 Nov
@_Brownmead - 24 Nov
A great first full day yesterday!
@_Brownmead - 22 Nov
Safely arrived in Aberdovey! Ready for a week of adventure
@_Brownmead - 19 Nov
Year 6 GET READY for“I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!” Coming to Brownmead next week. You will develop team building and problem solving skills, resilience, perseverance and apply cross curricular knowledge to all the situations or challenges they will be faced with.
@_Brownmead - 17 Nov
Please click the link for the November Newsletter. Thank you.
@_Brownmead - 12 Nov
Everybody in Oak we are enjoying our November Read by Lenny Henry ‘The Boy with Wings’ and now here’s a sneak peak of our next read - I wonder? Read the blurb and see if you can work out who has written our December book Have a great weekend!
@_Brownmead - 12 Nov
What a journey we are having working towards the Artsmark Award…All 320 children are embracing the Arts; love it. This piece was inspired by the NHS: solidarity and unity. This moved to inspirational people for our Arts Exhibition this year amongst other events
@_Brownmead - 12 Nov
Congratulations to our Halloween Competition Winner Carson and Anaya and Runner up Frankie, who produced the pumpkin designs attached. The children had fund carving their designs and we enjoyed sharing their wonderful creations!
@_Brownmead - 5 Nov
Pupils developing their Voice 21 strategies, during a discussion with Dr Rao.
@_Brownmead - 5 Nov
Welcome to a very busy day at Saltley Academy, where we are hosting a youth focused Cop26 event. We have members of the NHS, Seven Trent , Stan’s Cafe and the BBC on site today.
@_Brownmead - 5 Nov
Some images from a BBC bitesize roadshow, based on the theme of innovation. This workshop was hosted by Mim Shaikh, many thanks to everyone who took part.
@_Brownmead - 5 Nov
Head boy, Ruben and Head girl, Lola, representing Brownmead at a fabulous event at focusing on air pollution and how to improve the air we breathe.
@_Brownmead - 5 Nov
Well done to Year 3 for writing their own poem, "When I heard the fireworks." They had a fantastic morning taking part in the Poetry Slam.
@_Brownmead - 31 Oct
Happy Halloween Everybody - some amazing pumpkin designs being shared for the competition this week. Well done Brownmead 👻
@_Brownmead - 26 Oct
What an achievement for Year 1 and 2 to have their work displayed at the Ikon Art Gallery after working with the lovely artist Jane Thakoordin using mixed media inspired by nature.
@_Brownmead - 23 Oct
Everybody in Oak…what awaits you on your return - I wonder? Read the blurb and see if you can work out what celebrity has written this book. It will be our November book in class for you to enjoy during ‘Reading for Pleasure’ - have a fantastic holiday!