Clare Mount Specialist Sports College aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Clare Mount pupils and adults will learn about the UNCRC by putting their rights into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships, whether between adults and pupils, between pupils or between adults.
Headteachers from schools involved in the Award say it has improved children’s and young people’s respect for themselves and others and contributed to children and young people being more engaged in their learning.
We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It is proven to benefit everyone in the school community to grow and learn together. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through our questions & answers on the back of this letter, and also find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc.
For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa