Roseburn Primary is a Silver Rights Aware School.
Scotland has passed a new law called The UNCRC Incorporation (Scotland) Act. This law protects every child’s rights.
Get help with your Rights at https://cypcs.org.uk/get-help/young-people/feeling-able-to-contact-us/
Here are some resources to help teach children about their rights under this new law.
As part of our school’s vision and values we are working towards recognition as a Rights Respecting School. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
By exploring the ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) we hope to help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. Through learning about what their rights are, and joining various Pupil Leadership groups, your children will also learn how to respect those rights.
Our pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them through our Restorative Approaches, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school. We have been doing this in class, in assemblies and through focus weeks such as Anti-Bullying Week. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@RoseburnPS) to see what kinds of things we get up to!
We really hope that you will feel able to support us and your child in working towards our goal of being a Silver Rights Respecting School. We’d love for you to become involved.
If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa.
For session 2020-21, the Rights Respecters have identified an article for each week of the term . The chosen Article of the Week is linked to our learning on Building Resilience themes, and SHANARRI (wellbeing themes), as well as the current learning the children experience in school. The article of the week is displayed in school, the website, tweeted and is a feature in the HT Catch Ups, assemblies and Updates. In class the children learn about the Right Of the Week through activities and discussions, based on the weekly ROTW power point. See the slide show below for our articles of the week for Term 1 August to October 2020.
Here are our Rights Respecters for session 2020-21
What is being a Rights Respecting School?
Children and young people can raise their achievement at school and improve the quality of their own and their families’ lives if they learn exactly what their rights and responsibilities are according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and how to use this understanding as a guide to living.
Children and young people will know how to go about making informed decisions and become confident, active citizens if this rights / responsibilities guide to living is introduced at an early age and is reinforced throughout school life.
UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award is an effective way of inspiring and supporting schools who want to provide children and young people with a rights-respecting guide to living.
Helping You Understand
UNCRC – United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child
RRS – Rights Respecting School
RRSA – Rights Respecting School Award
UNICEF – United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
The UN Convention on the Rights of a Child outlines 45 Articles that cover a wide spectrum of rights. Ranging from the right to have a name (Article 8) through to the right of a refugee child (Article 22).
At Roseburn Primary School children will be informed of all their rights, and where appropriate studies of these rights will take place either at a school-wide, or class, level.
For Your Information
To help you understand a little more about Rights Respecting Schools we have included some helpful video clips. We hope you find them helpful.
The Rights of the Month for session 2018-19
Our Roseburn Playground Charter
This was created by the Rights Respecters in December 2019. They shared this at assembly, with their classes, and the school community and asked for feedback.
Feedback was positive and all agreed to use it.
Our Rights Respecters have worked hard to make Roseburn aware of children’s rights. They have raised awareness with the children; to develop their own class room charters. The Rights Respecters created a Roseburn Playground Charter last term. They introduced the Charter yesterday. The Rights Respecters hope this will help everyone reduce disagreements at break and lunchtime, and offer everyone a much happier and more sociable experience.
Creating a charter helps to make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) more prominent and relevant. A charter not only provides an opportunity to learn about specific articles from the CRC, but helps to establish and build shared values and relationships for creating a rights respecting ethos.