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Rights Respecting Schools Award

Rights Respecting Schools Award (UNICEF)

'At Leigh Primary School we are a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and at the heart of our ethos are the values of the Convention on the Rights of a Child.'

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We have achieved the Silver Award - one step closer to the Gold Award! 

The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum.


Here at Leigh Primary School, we achieved the 'Recognition Of Commitment (ROC)' Award in Spring 2016. This was the first stage of a Rights Respecting School and we achieved this by showing our commitment and our intentions of becoming a Rights Respecting School. Since then, we have been working extremely hard to ensure we have built a 'rights respecting environment'. 


We have been promoting the values and principles of the 'United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' and using it to underpin our vision for school improvement. We have been developing this approach to build upon our values-based learning, continue positive cultural development and create an even better atmosphere where everyone in the school is respectful of each other. 


June 2017, an external UNICEF assessor visited Leigh Primary School to assess how our school were promoting the values and principles. She was very pleased with everything we had been doing so far. 


Our external assessor said:


"Children from Reception to Year 6 demonstrated a very good knowledge of a range of rights. They articulated connections between rights and life at school."


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