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Dear Parents/Carers,

As a school, we have the UNCRC articles entwinned into our curriculum. So in the wake of the current situation in Jerusalem we are linking up with the UNICEF agency to help donate to the Palestine/Israeli situation.

Please click here to donate.

Ward End Primary School is a Rights Respecting School and we are currently maintaining the highest level of the award which is GOLD.

 What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.

 The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.

 What does the Award involve?

Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards recognition that they have embedded children’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos.

There are three levels to the Award:

 How can I help my child at home?

  • The Article of the week will be on the school newsletter each week. Discuss the article with your child.
  • Take the time to ask your child what he/she has learned recently regarding children’s rights. 
  • The article of the week PowerPoint will be uploaded onto the school website each week. Have a go at some of the activities on the PowerPoint with your child.
  • Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied. 
  • Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been violated. 

Some ways of using Rights Respecting language at home:

  • You have the right to play but you must respect the family’s right to a tidy house and must tidy up your toys afterwards. 
  • You have the right to watch the TV but your right to be fed is equally important and you need to turn the TV off.   
  • You have the right to an opinion and I will listen but you need to respect my right to express an opinion as well.
  • You have the right to be healthy and my job is to make you healthy by giving you healthy foods.
  • You have the right to a clean world to live in and so does everyone else. Therefore, you need to respect that right and put your rubbish in the bin.    

 Class Charters

At the beginning of each academic year all classes create a class charter.  Each class chooses the rights that they feel are most important to them and decide on the actions that are expected of both rights holders (children) and duty bearers (adults) in the class.  The purpose of the charter is to give all members of the class a voice through which a mutually agreed upon set of standards and expectations are achieved. Pupils decide on the rights which they think are most relevant to their class and sign the agreement for how they will respect these rights.

 Whole School Charter

The Whole School Charter is based round the United Nation on the Rights of the Child and is part of our Rights Respecting School ethos. The whole school charter was developed by our Rights Respecting Steering Group along with leading members of staff, to create joint agreements about the expectations for respecting rights in all areas of school life. 


This weeks Article of the Week



Previous Articles of the Week


 Article 31 Sports

 Article 33 Drug Abuse

  Articles 10 and 22 Refugee Week

  Articles 2, 8 and 30 Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

 Article 24 Health and the Environment (24th May 2021)

 Article 19 and 34 Keeping Safe (17th May 2021)

 Article 9 and 20 Foster Care (10th May 2021)

Article of the Week (3rd May 2021)

 Article of the Week (26th April 2021)

 Article of the Week (6th September 2021)

  Article of the Week (13th September 2021)

  Article of the Week (20th September 2021)

 Article of the Week (20th September 2021)

Please click here to visit the Unicef website.