UNICEF Rights at Roxeth
Roxeth is proud to be a GOLD accredited Rights Respecting School
At Roxeth, young people and the whole school community learn about children’s rights and how to respect these rights by putting them into practice every day. Our school ethos is underpinned and reflected in the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and a ‘values’ based education. We have strong links to families, local schools and our community. Children are encouraged to use their voice and understand not just local issues but global issues too. At Roxeth, children’s rights are promoted and realised and the adults (duty bearers) and children (rights holders) work towards this goal together.
The Impact of Being a Rights Respecting School
There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting School.
Children are taught about the values of respect, dignity and non-discrimination. A child who understands their rights and knows how they and others should be treated has good self-esteem and is less likely to suffer from stress.
Children are active and involved in school life and the wider world, taking part in both fundraising and campaigning to help bring about change. They have a moral framework and can make informed decisions based on equality and respect for all.
Children at Roxeth have good relationships with both their teachers and peers, based on mutual respect.
Children know that they have a voice and will be listened to. They are taught about moral situations and how to consider rights respecting solutions. They become ambassadors for rights and raise awareness about social injustice. Children feel empowered and this has a positive impact on their self-esteem.
Rights Rangers at Roxeth
Each class has a Rights Ranger, responsible for empowering all children to respect their rights and the rights of others.
The RRSA Lead holds regular Rights Ranger meetings where the children are encouraged to voice their opinions in an open forum. Some of the older Rights Rangers have the opportunity to be part of our Steering Group which includes teachers, teaching assistants and Governors. They are able to have their say regarding decision making, fundraising ideas and how we can make our school even better.
Rights and responsibilities
I have the right to be heard.
I should respect and listen to the views of others.
I have the right to be safe and healthy.
I should respect this by making sensible and healthy choices.
I have the right to learn.
I should respect this by not distracting others from their learning and try my best.
I have the right to have friends.
I should respect this by treating others kindly and fairly.
I have the right to be myself.
I should respect other peoples religion, language and culture.