Rights Respecting School
At Minet Junior School, we aim to create a happy, vibrant and caring environment where all children are given the opportunity to develop their skills, talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this ethos, we are working with UNICEF and their Rights Respecting Schools programme to ensure that all of our students are educated about their rights by putting them into practise each day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all of its relationships. These rights will be incorporated across the curriculum to ensure that children have a better understanding of their rights, rights of children around the world and how these rights are linked to the local community and on a global level.
We are currently working towards the bronze level of the award, which is a recognition of commitment by the school to educating children about their rights.
UNICEF & the UNCRC:
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The UNCRC is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history. It outlines 54 rights which all children around the world are entitled to. These rights cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy their rights.
How parents/carers can help:
We hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through the questions and answers about Rights Respecting Schools on our website. You can also find out more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc