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Rights Respecting School

Unicef

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 - 16 Oct
Brownmead staff taking on Race for Life Pretty Muddy raising as a school an amazing £1585. https://t.co/ByqU0nbezy
@_Brownmead - 14 Oct
Would you consider an amazing project that supports the development of our outdoor environment? Our Academic Council and Eco- Council have an idea that needs bringing to life! Thank you from Brownmead Academy.
@_Brownmead - 5 Oct
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Year 6 did an amazing job in their class assembly on Harvest! https://t.co/U2YjT0GMPK
@_Brownmead - 3 Oct
Year 6 enjoyed dressing up for WW2 day to start their new topic: baking carrot biscuits, learning morse code and learning some WW2 songs! https://t.co/DEusL8DLyT
@_Brownmead - 29 Sep
Brownmead Newsletter September 2021 https://t.co/S3N8cRSgkk
@_Brownmead - 12 Jul
Well done to our England men's team. We are proud of you! https://t.co/hOejcNy6zo
@_Brownmead - 24 Jun
Thank you so much for coming in and doing the first session with Hawthorn class. They absolutely loved showing off their shoes, acting like spies and just having lots of fun! https://t.co/KuPZdDpKP3
@_Brownmead - 17 Jun
The last two weeks we have had the chance to play against in Football and Basketball. Both schools showed great resilience and represented their schools well. With this week Brownmead winning 8-3 and 10-0. https://t.co/WfyVSg7W0N
@_Brownmead - 24 May
Year 3 children trying a new sport today in the Archery and Boccia festival today. They enjoyed Boccia that much they wanted to carry on in after school club. https://t.co/49dNJixue5
@_Brownmead - 1 Apr
Well Done to all children that took part in WHMAT Basketball Competition. Well done Red Team are overall winners!! https://t.co/GGxlUYV8Tl
@_Brownmead - 31 Mar
Reception had a special visitor today teaching their PE Lesson. Can You Spot who it is? 🐰 https://t.co/lNTv8vyWl2
@_Brownmead - 29 Mar
Keep your children active this Easter 🐣 Easter Holiday Camp@ Brownmead: 9am-3.30pm Year 1-6 Covid guidelines followed Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th, and Monday 12th - Friday 16th April Book Now! https://t.co/xJIsGOrco3 Places still available book now to avoid disappointment https://t.co/yjjbNvyuXX
@_Brownmead - 29 Mar
This week we are focusing on our activities linked to the '5 Way To Wellbeing' theme of BE ACTIVE. Below is a link to a video from Miss Thwaites to support you with completing one of the activities from our '5 Ways to Wellbeing' challenge. https://t.co/cQ701AZBzS https://t.co/trz9BDI5eE
@_Brownmead - 26 Mar
This week we are focusing on our activities linked to the '5 Way To Wellbeing' theme of CONNECT. Below is a link to a video from Mr Q and Mr Burke to support you with completing one of the activities from our '5 Ways to Wellbeing' challenge. https://t.co/7sYrse9XEI https://t.co/Pq5b2ZKwnQ
@_Brownmead - 22 Mar
Our Hope Tree 🌲 Fantastic work from our key worker and vulnerable group during lockdown. During our hope challenge day the children started making a Hope Tree and making their hope acorns. Well done to all children. https://t.co/c5oXZd5naM
@_Brownmead - 19 Mar
This week has been the start of our WHMAT KS2 Basketball Tournament intra competition across the Primary Schools. Which Team will win. 🏀 https://t.co/KDND3SJOV8
@_Brownmead - 15 Mar
This week we are focusing on our activities linked to the '5 Way To Wellbeing' theme of NOTICE. Below is a link to a video from Miss Lewis to support you with completing one of the activities from our '5 Ways to Wellbeing' challenge. https://t.co/YlxIHLDXdM https://t.co/eoKbzSp99C
@_Brownmead - 10 Mar
This week we are focusing on our activities linked to the '5 Way To Wellbeing' theme of GIVE. Below is a link to a video from Miss Cesar to support you with completing one of the activities from our '5 Ways to Wellbeing' challenge. https://t.co/dWCGaLxOLL https://t.co/EVCjU3Mvzu
@_Brownmead - 7 Mar