A Rights Respecting School CPD Presentation

Report
Citizenship
Personal Development
& Mutual Understanding
Rights Respecting Schools
What is a Rights Respecting School?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)
recognises achievement in putting the United
Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
(CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning,
policies, practice and ethos.
What does a Rights Respecting School do?
• A rights-respecting school:
– not only teaches about children’s rights
– but also models rights and respect in all its
relationships:
• between teachers/adults and pupils,
• between adults
• and between pupils.
What rights do children have?
• Have you read the United Nations Convention
on the Rights of the Child?
– Read the UNCRC now!
Quiz about the UNCRC
1. How many Articles (or Rights) does it contain?
A. 32
B. 42
C. 52
Quiz about the UNCRC
1. How many Articles (or Rights) does it contain?
A. 32
B. 42
C. 52
Quiz about the UNCRC
2. ‘The Declaration on the Rights of the Child’
was drafted in 1923 by a woman named:
A. Emily Jones
B. Elizabeth Jebb
C. Eglantyne Jebb
Quiz about the UNCRC
2. ‘The Declaration on the Rights of the Child’ was
drafted in 1923 by a woman named:
A. Emily Jones
B. Elizabeth Jebb
C. Eglantyne Jebb: (25 August 1876 – 17 December
1928) was a British social reformer and founder
of the Save the Children organisation. Read more
here.
Quiz about the UNCRC
3. When did the United Nations adopt the
UNCRC?
A. 1929
B. 1989
C. 2009
Quiz about the UNCRC
3. When did the United Nations adopt the
UNCRC?
A. 1929
B. 1989
C. 2009
Quiz about the UNCRC
4. Which countries have not ratified the UNCRC?
A. Italy & Germany
B. Somalia & Yemen
C. South Sudan & USA
Quiz about the UNCRC
4. Which country has not ratified the UNCRC?
A. Italy & Germany
B. Somalia & Yemen
C. South Sudan & USA
Quiz about the UNCRC
5. Who does the UNCRC apply to?
A. Everybody under the age of 16
B. Everybody under the age of 18
C. Everybody under the age of 25
Quiz about the UNCRC
5. Who does the UNCRC apply to?
A. Everybody under the age of 16
B. Everybody under the age of 18 (or 21 if
they have been cared for by someone
other than their parents, or have a
disability).
C. Everybody under the age of 25
Teaching about rights
• Which activities does your school do to
promote children’s rights?
• Are these activities described in your
LLW/PDMU schemes of work?
Filling the gaps
• Do all the learners in your school have access to
the current activities?
• Can any of the current activities be extended to
other learners?
• Can any of the activities be adapted to suit other
learners?
• Are there other activities that can be done?
How does a Rights Respecting School
award fit into the curriculum?
• Personal Development across all key stages
• Mutual Understanding at foundation stage,
key stage 1 & key stage 2
• Local & Global Citizenship at key stage 3 & key
stage 4
Which areas do you want to develop?
• Read the statements of minimum requirement:
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Personal Development (Foundation Stage)
Personal Development (Key Stages 1 & 2)
Local & Global Citizenship (Key Stage 3)
Personal Development (Key Stage 3)
• Compare to your schemes of work.
• Are there gaps that working towards a Rights Respecting School
Award would help you to cover?
• Or can you incorporate your current activities into working towards
a Rights Respecting School Award?
Modelling and respecting rights
• How else can you meet the rights of the
children in your charge?
• How else can you respect the rights of adults
in your school?
• How are rights modelled in your school?
Borrowing ideas!
• Having watched the Ardnashee School and College
(previously Foyle View School) video are there any
activities that you could adapt for your school?
• Browse the resources on these websites:
– http://www.deni.gov.uk/index/support-and-development2/school-councils-2.htm
– http://www.niccy.org/Participation/democra2
– http://www.smartschoolcouncils.org.uk/
– http://www.pupilvoicewales.org.uk/uploads/publications/
74.pdf
– http://www.studentcouncil.ie/
Next steps
• How will you take this forward?
• What actions are needed?
• Who will undertake each action?
• What deadlines will you set?

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