Rights Respecting School
Rights Respecting School (RRS)
Beaumont Primary Academy curriculum will explicitly include rights respecting values linked directly to British Values and global citizenship , which promote the value and vision of the United Nations Children’s Rights Charter (UNCRC). It is intended that the UNCRC will be embedded and underpin the curriculum as the school grows, leading to a successful Rights Respecting School. We will aim to be an accredited RRS school. Applying the RRS philosophy to our curriculum will support the well- being of all and prepare our students to become active citizens, making positive contributions to the local and wider community. Curriculum topics will offer many opportunities to develop global learning skills. All topics and policies, where appropriate, will be underpinned by relevant Articles from the CRC, beginning in Reception. The article will be explicitly discussed and students will begin to understand their rights and how students around the world have different experiences in their entitlement of their rights.
As the school grows and the curriculum develops, a wider range of UNCRC articles will be planned in to actively promote a diverse and engaging curriculum. The British values will also be woven in through topic work to give them context and meaning to young students but they will be made explicit at the point of teaching. Curriculum content will make effective use of local, national and global units of learning.
The UNCRC will be used to write the class charters, which will support students to understand the rights they have; the charter will help them to understand that if they behave in a particular way, they may be denying someone their right to be safe or their right to a good education. It will support our behaviour policy. We will ensure staff are consistent in the use of language around the Children’s Rights Charter and it will be integral to preparing our students to be active citizens, making positive contributions to society.
Below are some useful links from UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools philosophy