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Rights Respecting School



What is a Rights Respecting School?  A guide for parents and carers. 


The Rights Respecting School promotes the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is an integral part of Granton's ethos and vision statement. RRS supports children in becoming global citizens and supports our belief that children achieve most when they feel included and valued. 


We want children at Granton to learn about their rights and feel empowered about their education. We recognise that rights and responsibilities are equally balanced and encourage our children to take responsibility for their actions in order to develop an awareness of how they might affect the rights of others. The aim is to help children achieve their potential and become responsible, respectful and active citizens who positively contribute to society. 


What are the key principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)? 


The UN convention consists of 54 articles in total, with each article referring to a right. UNICEF uses the UNCRC as a framework for its work for all the world’s children and has developed the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA). 

At Granton the children learn about many of the rights through their involvement with UNICEF and a Rights Respecting ethos, throughout the whole school. 


Some of the most important rights they learn are: 

Article 28: the right to an education; 

Article 27: the right to a home; 

Article 42: the right to know their rights; 

Article 31: the right to relax and play; 

Article 24: the right to nutritious food and clean water. 


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At the start of the academic year, every class creates a charter. This is a visual document that establishes an agreed set of rights-based principles upon which relationships can be based and which provide a language for shared values. Creating charters support a positive learning environment for children in the classroom. 


What can parent and carers do to help their children? 


  •     Talk to your children about what rights they have. 
  •     Show your children how they can promote these rights at home.   
  •     Remind your children about the differences between wants and needs. 
  •     Allow your children to take on small responsibilities at home. 
  •     Watch the news with your children and talk about issues they may have seen or heard where the rights of others may have been violated. 
  •     Use the language of rights and responsibilities and discuss how you can promote these values at home, in the local community and the wider world. 


Rights Respecting Steering Group 


Our Steering Group leads the way with promoting and celebrating the Convention on the Rights of the Children at Granton.  


Children are chosen to represent the school twice a term at our RRSA Steering Group Meeting. They lead the way with promoting and celebrating the Convention of Children's Rights at Granton. 

We look forward to sharing the work of this group with you. 



For more information on children's rights please CLICK HERE 





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