Brampton Primary School – A Rights Respecting School
At Brampton Primary School, our children’s best interests are in the forefront of our minds in every decision we make. Therefore, we are extremely proud to be a Rights Respecting School. We want our children to learn the different Articles of rights and understand the context in which they can apply. In order to take a child centred approach, each class has an elected ambassador who is known as ‘The Champion of Rights’. They will be contributing to assemblies and also meeting Mr Khan weekly, who is the Rights Respecting Schools Lead at Brampton.
We understand that we have children in our school from the ages of 3-11, so therefore we have selected appropriate approaches to teaching children their rights. In Early Years, the children will be receiving letters from Paddington who will be travelling around the world highlighting how children’s rights are being met in different continents. The rest of the school will be learning about their rights through learning about key events, in the UK and around the world. These include learning about Black History Month, Children’s Mental Health Week and supporting a range of charity events.
Every month, the school has an Article of the month. For example, the Article of the month for October is Article 12 – children have the right to have opinions and for these opinions to be heard and taken seriously. This right is of paramount importance because, at Brampton, we are a listening school. This is shown through the worry box found in each class for the children to use if they want to speak individually to an adult in the school and through our weekly class council meetings – ensuring that everyone’s view is listened to.
Over the year, the Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group will be meeting to discuss how we can continue to improve the way children’s rights are promoted at our school. If you would like to be involved in this group, please contact Mr Sharaz Khan through the school office.
Please see What it means to be a Rights Respecting School for more information about what it means to be a Rights Respecting School.
A summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child can be found at: A summary of the UNCRC
Article 3: The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
Article 29: 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.