This fortnight’s focus is Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information from the media. This should be information that children understand. They should be protected from information that might harm them.
This is a good focus for internet safety.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children’s rights are central to all aspects of UNICEF’s work and at Sarisbury, we are working to ensure that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is embedded into every aspect of our school’s life.

A Rights Respecting School teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships.

Sarisbury currently holds the BRONZE award and has begun the journey to SILVER of the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA).

For a school to be accredited, it must show evidence that it has reached all four of the following standards:

Standard A: Rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management
Standard B: The whole school community learns about the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Standard C: The school has a rights respecting ethos
Standard D: Children are empowered to become active citizens and learners

For more information then please click the link below to download a summary of the UNICEF Rights or a pocketbook aimed at children

RRSA Rights of the Child Summary
RRSA Pocket Book of Children’s Rights

We are committed to becoming a rights respecting school – watch this space as we continue our journey to stage 1 of the RRSA.