Rights Respecting School

Our Rights Rangers champion rights throughout the school.

For January, our Right of the Month is Article 23:-

You have the right to special education and
care if you have a disability, as well as all the
rights in this Convention, so that you can live a
full life.

The rights which are written as a List of Articles, can be found tied to all aspects of the children’s learning. We have embedded the language of rights into our classrooms through the use of class charters.

By being a child in Scotland (up to the age of 18), the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), applies to us.

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.

Treating others well helps them to also enjoy their rights. We are encouraged to use good manners around the school, saying please and thank you, holding doors open for others, passing a compliment etc. Playing fairly in the playground and including others in our games is another very important way we can show that we want everyone to enjoy their rights.

Dean Park was the first school in Edinburgh to become a Level 1 and Level 2 Rights Respecting School, and we are now a Gold Level Rights Respecting School.

This award is based on understanding the values and articles of the United Nations Conventions of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

 

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