Upton Junior School has been formally accredited as a ‘Rights Respecting School.’
Following a rigorous assessment process on Thursday 25th February 2010, we are delighted to have been awarded this title by the children’s charity UNICEF.
A ‘Rights Respecting School’ is one in which there is a culture of mutual respect underpinning all of its work. Children learn about their rights as identified in the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. They also learn that they have responsibilities – a responsibility to respect the rights of all others in their community. In a Rights Respecting School, children learn to appreciate their role within a community – their school and local community as well as their global community. You can read more about the features of a Rights Respecting School here.
Through a Rights Respecting ethos, we aim to instil our children with a belief in themselves, to nurture their self esteem and, above all, to embrace their responsibility to respect the rights of others.
In our work towards becoming a Rights Respecting School, we have done many things, including:-
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