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Right to Respecting

 We are proud of being a Silver Rights Respecting School!

Why be a Rights Respecting School?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what children need in order to thrive.  These needs can be grouped into four categories:

  • to survive as a fit and healthy person
  • to be protected from harm and abuse
  • to develop physically, mentally and socially
  • to participate as an active citizen

What is a Right?

A Right is something that children and young people are entitled to, they do not have to be earned, and they belong to all children and young people from the time they are born.

 At Sladefield Infant School, we want our children to know their rights and foster an ethos of tolerance and acceptance of everyone, respecting, not just their own rights, but the rights of others around them!


We achieved Level 1 of the Rights Respecting Award in December 2017 and achieved Level 2 in November 2018. We we are currently working towards Gold status!

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What is a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School?

When schools get involved, the children learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. Children and adults will learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) which outlines what children need to survive and thrive, becoming the best they can be and achieving their potential.

Why is this happening?

Unicef UK Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships, whether between adults and pupils, between pupils or between adults. It is proven to benefit everyone in the school community to grow and learn together. Read more about the Award at

How will becoming a Rights Respecting School benefit my child(ren)?

This approach works in many schools across the country to improve well-being and develop every child's talents and abilities to their full potential. Head Teachers 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 with their learning.

How can I get involved?

We hope you will support the schools journey to become a Unicef UK Rights Respecting Gold School.  You can encourage your child to talk about their rights and what they have been learning about at school.  

What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child?


In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention recognised that all children have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected to develop their full potential and participate. The rights in the Convention describe what a child needs to survive, grow and live up to their potential in the world. They apply equally to any child, no matter who they are or where they came from. The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated—in other words, as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity. It is the most widely ratified human rights treaty. —only the United States has not ratified it. The UK signed up to it in 1991.


What is Unicef?


Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children and young people, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything they do. Together with their partners, Unicef works in 190 countries to translate that commitment into practical action. Unicef UK is a registered charity. It raises funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and campaigns to keep children safe. Unicef UK also works with schools, hospitals and local authorities in the UK to put children at the heart of what they do.

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