Rights Respecting School

A Melrose Learning Trust School

What is a Rights Respecting School?

Easington C of E Primary School aims to be a school where all our pupils feel happy, safe and respected. This year, we secured recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. A summary of these rights are available below.

We are aiming to make the UN Rights of the Child at the heart of our policies, planning, practice and ethos.  The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.

Easington C of E Primary School pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.

If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit: Unicef – Rights Respecting Schools

Please select the link below to view a Fact Sheet: A summary of the rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child