Atkinson Road Primary Academy is a Silver Rights Respecting School - a UNICEF award made to schools who show good progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into their ethos and curriculum.
At Atkinson Road Primary Academy, all our children are taught about their rights, but we also have a global curriculum that teaches them about the rights denied to other children all over the world, both historically and in today's society.
Silver Rights Respecting School Award
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that children have a right to:
- survive as a fit and healthy person
- be protected from harm and abuse
- develop physically, mentally and socially
- participate as an active citizen
UNICEF UK believes that the principles and values of the convention should be embedded in the ethos and curriculum of every school. This is the purpose of the Rights Respecting School Award.
In a Rights Respecting school, children learn about their rights and the responsibilities. They 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 Silver Rights Respecting award recognises that Atkinson Road embeds the values of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child in the life of the school, and makes sure that children have a knowledge and understanding of the rights.
It also recognises the culture of our classrooms and that pupils actively participate in decision-making throughout the school. Click on the link to find out more information on Rights Respecting Schools.