The Rights Respecting School Award recognises schools that put the Convention on the Rights of the child at the centre of their school ethos and planning.
Timberley Academy received the Recognition of Commitment in February 2017 and we are now working towards achieving Level One of the award.
The steering group meets often and is made up of children, SLT, MLT and class teachers. All school stakeholders ensure values are reflected in our school vision and are central to our ethos and values.
The Conventions on the Rights of the Child consists of 54 Articles. A 'child' is defined as every human being below the age of 18. The key provisions are :
By learning about the Convention our children can find out that:
During our meeting, we talked about how we could make our school more aware of the rights we had. We talked about making signs for around school. We designed a sign for the Dining Hall so all our children know that we have the right to food (Article 6 and Article 24). We also thought about our right to water (Article 24) and designed posters to display around school and by the water fountain to share our knowledge of rights! We also went away to think about fundraising ideas and we will be meeting soon to come together to talk about the rights that are important to us and how we are going to fundraise!
Our Article Of The Month
This Article talks about the importance and the right of having a name.
We have been looking at the importance of having a name during our Rights Respecting meetings and within our classes.
" We have a name to make us special and unique." - Roman
" Having a name makes us safe."- Harry
"Having a name means that we are all really special and that when we have a name it is just ours!" - Brooke
Why do you think we have a name?
Does everybody in the world have a name?
Do we have to have a name?
Have I got the right to a name?
This month, the article we are exploring is...
Article 31 (Leisure, play and culture): Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities.
Our School steering group (AKA The Rights Respecting Crew!) have met and decided on a Lunchtime Charter and a Playground Charter, based on this months article.
We discussed the importance of respecting right, both inside and outside the classroom. The children have carefully selected rights they feel should be respected in the Dinner Hall and out on the Playground. Watch out for the photographs of the Charters.
This half term classes across school have also formed their own class charters, which are on display! The children in each class decided on rights they feel should be respected in their classrooms and signed them in agreement.
Take a look at them!