We received some lovely comments from parents, carers and pupils on May 20th which was Thank a Teacher Day - "Thank you to all the staff at Niton Primary, but especially Mr Woodhouse, Mrs Tapper, Mrs Reddecliff and Mrs B. Ellen and Polly are missing school so much." - "A huge thanks to everyone working so hard at Niton. A special shout out to Mr Woodhouse who has been there constantly on google classroom to help when needed and for setting such brilliant and fun lessons! The phone call home too was really appreciated and made M’s day to speak with him! It’s really lovely to be part of such a caring school." - "Thank you to all the staff who are working hard to keep our kids safe and for providing work and support during this tough time. A special thanks to Mrs Martin, Noah’s teacher." - "A massive thank you to all the staff at Niton who make life so special and memorable for all children. Thank you also for your support during the current period, you're all doing a fantastic job in difficult circumstances. On a personal note, a big thanks to Mrs Patching. Jack says- "Thank you Mrs Patching for all you've done and for setting us some really nice work" " - "Thank you to Mrs Martin and Mrs Glover for their continued support. “I miss my friends, Mrs Martin and Mr Wheeler” from Dan." - "Thank you to everybody at Niton Primary who help and support our family. "Mrs Patching will always be my favourite teacher, but Mr Woodhouse is pretty cool too! Mrs Turner is always really smiley and I miss seeing her" from Bea. "I want to say thank you to Mrs Patching, love Annie" and finally "Mrs Wall was a brilliant teacher and always so kind to me" from an ex pupil." - "Thank you Mrs Patching for your continued support, encouragement and hard work, not only at this time but from September. Noah has benefitted hugely from your guidance, as I’m sure many others have and for this we will always be grateful. Keep smiling." - "We’re lucky with such fab teachers and support staff at our lovely school - thank you all." - "Thank you to all at Niton Primary School, especially Mrs Patching and Miss Burton for their hard work and support. The kids miss you lots!" - "Every teacher - past and present, for both of my children have been brilliant, and I’m grateful to them all. However Mrs Glover still holds the record for James’ favourite teacher EVER!" - "Thank you to Mr Woodhouse and Mrs Fuller for your great support & resources for Kai and Zac during this difficult time." - "Thank you to all the teachers and support staff." - "Thank you Mrs Martin, Mrs Patching, all teachers and all Niton Primary amazing caring staff for looking after our learning and wellbeing from Matteo and Marco." - "Thanks to all the staff at Niton Primary, especially Miss Burton for keeping the class busy during lockdown."

Rights Respecting Schools.

Rights Respecting Schools

Mrs Wanda Wall. Teacher and RRS Lead.

 

 

What does it mean to be a Rights Respecting School?

A Rights Respecting School, is a school that embeds the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC or CRC) in their practices to improve well-being and help all children to realise their potential.

What is the UNCRC?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of Unicef’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history. 

The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.  See here for a list of all the articles. 

In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC or UNCRC. The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – in other words, as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.

These rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow, and live up to their potential in the world. They apply equally to every child, no matter who they are or where they come from. 

What do we need to do to become a Rights Respecting School?

To become a Rights Respecting School Niton Primary School has started the Rights Respecting School Award and have been awarded a recognition of commitment (ROC). We are currently working towards the silver award.  See here for the award journey. 

The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum. A Rights Respecting School not only teaches about children’s rights; it also models rights and respect in all its relationships, whether between children or between children and adults.


Rights of the week

RRSA Article of the Week – Article 30

Children have the right to practice their own culture, language and traditions – or any they choose.

How do we do help children to have this right at school?

We teach them about different religions and cultures

We celebrate important religious festivals from a variety of cultures.

We encourage openness and discussion as a key part of our RE curriculum.

How can you help at home?

Be open.

Celebrate your culture and traditions.


Award update – June 2018!

Yesterday, Paul Harris from UNICEF visited Niton to see the hard work that the children have been doing all year to learn about their unconditional rights. He talked to lots of children across the school and several of the adults too! The children impressed him with their knowledge of the different Articles of the UN Convention for Children‘s Rights and the way that our school supports children to learn about them and to ensure that they have them whilst they are in our care.

Our pupils talked confidently about children in other parts of the world that might not have the same access to their rights and ways that as school pupils they could help in a meaningful way.

His parting remark was to say how respectful the children were towards each other and what a pleasure it had been to visit such a safe and happy school.

In two weeks we hope to receive the official recognition from UNICEF and proudly share our Silver status with the whole School community.

Award Update – July 2018!  

Niton Primary School has achieved the standard for Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award at SILVER! 

   The report which accompanies the award highlighted many positive aspects of our school.

“The pupils were very clear that rights are universal, inherent, unconditional and inalienable.”  

“Respect is one of Niton’s core values and an integral part of the school’s ethos – this was evident throughout the visit.”

“The school is a supportive and caring community as reflected in its Acts of Kindness awards.”       

“Pupils understand they have a voice and a right to be heard.”                


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