What is a Rights Respecting School?
Wootton Bassett Academy provides a holistic learning
environment where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed,
including the areas of well-being and citizenship. As part of our school’s aims to promote a
thriving learning environment, we are working towards 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
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, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the
rights of others.
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. In
preparation for the launch of RRSA, and in consultation with pupils and staff
at all levels, class charters have been developed, which outline expectations
in the classroom. RRSA links with our School Values, Restorative Practices and
the work we do promoting Global Citizenship and Equal Opportunities and
supports our Healthy School and International School accreditations.
you would like to learn more about the Rights Respecting School award or about
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