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Rights Respecting School Award

We are a SILVER Rights Respecting School!




Why be a Rights Respecting School?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is based on an analysis of what children need. Unicef works with UK schools to create and maintain safe and inspiring places to learn. In such spaces, children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.


The Rights within the Convention can be grouped into the following 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. Rights do not have to be earned, and they belong to all children and young people. This happens from the time they are born.


The children and staff at Newlands concentrate on 6 rights, which have been embedded into our school rules and general ethos. We believe that all children have:

How is our Rights Respecting School Journey looking?


News from the Rights Respecting Team!

* KS1 & 2 have launched the lunchtime Gotcha's (based on Article 31 - The Right to relax and play)

* Fund raising for school projects

* Money raising for Children in Need & Global Charities

* KS1& 2 have rolled out the lunchtime Gotcha's to include play times as well!

* KS2 have been meeting to develop a series of play time rules and debating which rights to include

* New Rights Respecting Stickers!

* Year 5 saw Chris Lubbe speak (he was Nelson Mandela's body guard!)

* We made the Newlands Newsletter!