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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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Great work Brownmead!
@_Brownmead - 22 Nov
Brownmead have started the WHMAT Virtual Football World Cup! Lets see who wins
@_Brownmead - 18 Nov
Amazing work everyone!
@_Brownmead - 3 Nov
A huge well done to Brownmeads eco council, teachers and pupils for achieving the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award! 🌍
@_Brownmead - 25 Oct
Building paper planes with a launcher.
@_Brownmead - 20 Oct
Good Luck to one of our year 5 students today taking part in the Great British Irish Dancing Championships.
@_Brownmead - 19 Oct
Thank you so much! The children will absolutely love them!
@_Brownmead - 13 Oct
Thank you to Paul and Andrew from Father Hudsons in Coleshill for our kind donation of books. The children at Brownmead will thoroughly enjoy reading them 📚
@_Brownmead - 11 Oct
We had a fantastic time taking part in our circulatory system lesson and dissecting hearts. What a great afternoon year 6 had!
@_Brownmead - 11 Oct
Yesterday Brownmead Yr6 basketball team took on Washwood Heath Primary. Both teams played really well showing great sportsmanship. With a tie after the 4 games a deciding game was played. Which brownmead took the win. Well done all involved
@_Brownmead - 6 Oct
We would like to say a massive well done to our new head boy and girl and our new deputy head boy and girl. Well done to everyone who took part in the process your speeches were all amazing.
@_Brownmead - 4 Oct
A great first match for Brownmead against St Bernadette with the final score being 1-1.
@_Brownmead - 4 Oct
Brownmead children loved the new sport Pickleball yesterday afternoon at the Club link day .
@_Brownmead - 2 Oct
Year 3 had an enjoyable afternoon learning all about human nutrition with Cornerstones science. We sorted out all the cards for different food groups and discussed the meaning of the Eatwell plate.
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Year 3 have enjoyed a cosy campfire as part of our experience day using topic: The owl who was afraid of the dark. We enjoyed delicious hot chocolate, gooey marshmallows, singing songs and funny jokes!
@_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!