Rights Respecting School

RRSA-Level1-logo.pngNorton Primary Academy is a Rights Respecting School

We are delighted to have received the Level One Award in January 2015 after a rigorous evaluation day. We are already a long way towards meeting the criteria for the highest award, Level Two which we will be working hard to achieve by supporting other schools with their Rights Respecting School Work.

The award centres around making sure that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is known and understood by all children and that children fully understand their own responsibilities in making sure that other people?s rights are upheld.

At Norton Primary children learn about rights through the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We believe that by understanding their own rights children learn to appreciate and uphold the rights of others. Children are taught that although Rights can never be taken away, they are taught that with a right comes a responsibility.

Each class has developed their own class charter which underlines our commitment to upholding these rights. Mrs Steel leads our Rights & Shine action group which includes school staff, parents and children to plan our future work in this area.

Article 29 of the UNCRC underlines our vision as a school:

?Education must develop every child?s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child?s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.?

At Norton Primary all children and adults work together to recognise and act upon the rights of the child with respect to the school, the local community and the wider world.