Rights Respecting School
Daubeney is a rights respecting school. This means we put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) in the spirit of everything we do. There are 54 articles in the convention. As a school, we promote children’s rights and empower them to become global citizens. The UNCRC recognises that all children around the world are entitled to these rights. As a school we have chosen to particularly focus on the following rights to support our children on their journey;
Article 12 – Every Child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them to have their views considered and taken seriously.
Article 14- Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practice their religion.
Article 19 – Every child has the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, in body or in mind.
Article 24 – Every child has the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food and a clean and safe environment.
Article 28 – Every child has the right to a good quality education.
Article 29 – Every child has the right to use and develop their talents and abilities.
Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, rest and play
“Rights help make the world a better place.”
- Year 6 Pupil
Children and adults in a class select those rights they agree are the most important in relation to what is done in that classroom. The process of developing a charter is as important as the end product. The process must be participatory, inclusive and build on the prior learning about the difference between wants and needs.