The Rights Respecting School Recognition of Commitment
Assumption Grammar School is proud to have achieved the Rights Respecting School Recognition of Commitment. This Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. The ideology underpinning the award fully supports our school Mission Statement and our ethos of supporting all pupils in becoming, “Fully Alive”.
A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all relationships: between teachers/adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
What makes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child so special?
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
The Convention must be understood as a whole: all rights are linked and no right is more important than another. The right to relax and play (article 31) and the right to freedom of expression (article 13) are as important as the right to be safe from violence (article 19) and the right to education (article 28)
Unicef is the only organisation working for children recognised in the text of the Convention.