Rights Respecting School
Rights Respecting School (RRS)
Beaumont Primary Academy curriculum explicitly includes 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). The UNCRC is embedded and underpins the curriculum, leading to a successful Rights Respecting School. We are an accredited RRS school at Bronze – Rights Committed level. Applying the RRS philosophy to our curriculum supports the well- being of all and prepares our students to become active citizens, making positive contributions to the local and wider community. Curriculum topics offer many opportunities to develop global learning skills. All topics and policies, where appropriate, are underpinned by relevant Articles from the CRC, beginning in Reception. The article is explicitly discussed and students 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 is being planned in to actively promote a diverse and engaging curriculum. The British values are woven in through topic work to give them context and meaning to young students but they are made explicit at the point of teaching. Curriculum content makes effective use of local, national and global units of learning.
The UNCRC is used to write the class charters, which support students to understand the rights they have; the charter helps them to understand that if they behave in a particular way, they may be denying someone enjoyment of their right to be safe or their right to a good education. It underpins and supports our behaviour policy. We ensure staff are consistent in the use of language around the Children’s Rights Charter and it is integral to preparing our students to be active citizens, making positive contributions to society.