St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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We are a Rights and Respecting School!

What does it mean to be a Rights Respecting School?

Article 2-All children have these rights, no matter who they are.

Being a Rights Respecting School means that we have embedded the ethos that everyone has a right but that we also have a responsibility. The United Nations Convention of Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are paramount and underpin all that we do, enabling children and adults to understand their value and worth.

Our school has been awarded the RRSA Level 2 award- the full report is available for you to read below.

RRSA Level 2 Report

Class Charters:

Every class has a charter, which is a set of promises which have been agreed by the adults and children within each class. The charters are linked the different articles in the
UNCRC and support the philosophy of Rights and Respects. 

Some examples of our charters.

 

                                            

                         Reception Class Charter

 

 

   Year 1 Class Charter 

   Year 2 Class Charter  

 

 

   Year 3 Class Charter

   Year 4 Class Charter

 

 

    Year 5 Class Charter 

  Year 6 Class Charter

Article 29-Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Rights Respecting Events:

Throughout the Year, Saint Norbert’s takes part in many events and fundraising opportunities to support our local, national and global communities. All of our events in school are linked to the rights of the child and specific articles.  

RRSA also underpins our school development by underpinning our targets and rationales for our aims and actions. All the policies, school development plan, subject action plans, whole school plans and enrichment days include references to the rights of the child, demonstrating that these UNCRC values support all we do as staff, pupils and as a school community.

As part of our Harvest Celebrations we collected huge amounts of food donations for our local food bank Agape and at Advent and Lent our fundraising goes to CAFOD for our global neighbours.

We also take part in local, national and diocesan schemes and initiatives to underpin our rights respecting school values. This includes: Fairtrade Fortnight, Mary’s Meals, NSPCC Number Day, Water Aid, Sing Out Against Poverty, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Proud to be a Yellow Belly, Internet Safety Day, Anti-Bullying Week, Culture Week, Little Ways Week and many more.  You can see some photos in our ‘Special Events’ tab.

Articles and Us:

As part of our practice we underpin and link all we do to the UNCRC articles of children’s rights. As a school, our School Development Plan, Action plans, Policies, Whole School Theme Plans are all linked to articles from the Convention.

The children and staff are able to link all they do to how it relates to the rights of the child. In addition, all our displays are linked to articles too. See if you can spot them when you visit!

Article 42- You have the right to know your rights!

Adults should know about these rights and help you learn about them, too.

Pupil Voice:  

Pupil voice is values in Saint Norbert’s and we have a range of Child led teams to ensure the children of our school are given representation of their opinions and ideas. 

We have a School Council, Eco-Schools monitors, E-Safety Monitors, Young Leaders and a Chaplaincy Team who all work along side adults to bring the best to our school. 

To find out more about the work of our teams, visit the ‘Who’s Who’ tab. 

Article 12-You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.