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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 - 17 May
Last game of the season for our Year 5/6 boys football team. All kids showing sportsmanship and teamwork. Leading to a win the first game and after a tough last match came out with a draw. Well done to all schools today.
@_Brownmead - 15 May
I am so proud of you Oak for your resilience, perseverance and determination to work hard and try your best for your SATs - to just keep going! Amazing Year 6.
@_Brownmead - 15 May
What an amazing day Year 6 had on Friday 13th, unlucky for some but not for us! Our “Yes Day” was a success and the children loved it. The children enjoyed breaking the rules for the day 😜
@_Brownmead - 12 May
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but ‘We Did It!’ Chestnut you have well and truly exceeded my expectations and SATs is officially over! Well done everyone.
@_Brownmead - 11 May
Year 6 are ready for day 2 of SATS! Nice and energised with a game of Benchball. Good Luck Year 6!
@_Brownmead - 6 May
Bring the steel pan to our school - love the sound 🙌
@_Brownmead - 4 May
We had special visitors today and Oak in Year 6 absolutely adored them. They looked after them extremely well this afternoon. It was great to see the chicks!
@_Brownmead - 2 May
Eid Mubarak to all of our families celebrating this important event. We wish you peace and happiness.
@_Brownmead - 29 Apr
A fabulous evening performing at the Grand Iftar, the choir were outstanding. Thank you for allowing us all to be part of this special event.
@_Brownmead - 28 Apr
Year 4 children absolutely loved taking part in a Commonwealth Games Event. A great day!
@_Brownmead - 28 Apr
We have come into school with 9 chicks this morning 😆🐣
@_Brownmead - 27 Apr
Reception are learning about life cycles in line with the Brownmead Bucket List. The children are going to be so excited this morning when they see the first chick has hatched 🐣
@_Brownmead - 26 Apr
A fantastic WELL DONE to the winners of the Easter Competition - there challenge was to incorporate a container that was able to be reused from home…we had loads of creative entries. Amazing talent at Brownmead! Thank you.
@_Brownmead - 25 Apr
Why not take part!
@_Brownmead - 25 Apr
Win these two signed picture books. I've got three sets of two to giveaway. RT to enter. I'll randomly pick 3 winners 8pm GMT Apr 28th. Good luck! 💂‍♂️
@_Brownmead - 25 Apr
A huge congratulations to Brownmead staff, children and art ambassadors for achieving the silver award for Arts Mark.
@_Brownmead - 18 Apr
Do you have good music knowledge? Another good game, instead of Wordle it’s Heardle: listen to the intro and name that tune! #52 🔊🟩⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️⬜️
@_Brownmead - 8 Apr
Thank you for all the hard work that went into the Poetry, Music and Dance evening yesterday. Please click the link below to have a look.
@_Brownmead - 7 Apr
The Easter Competition entries are beginning to enter our building…some creative ideas - brilliant!
@_Brownmead - 7 Apr
We are at a commonwealth event today ran by This morning the children have taken part in bowls, Boccia, speed stack, Squash, Rugby and Bangra Dance. All children have taken part in all sports and showing great determination.