Rights Respecting School

At St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School we believe that each person is  ‘unique, talented and loved by God. ’We aim to be a school where all aspects of the child can be developed, including well-being.

As part of our school’s aims to promote a happy and successful school, we have achieved recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

RRSA-ROC-logoUNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, will also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others. Our pupils already have some understanding of children’s rights in school and the wider world and at this stage we’d like to share some information with you.

At St. Cuthbert’s all of our adults are “duty bearers.” It is our role as duty bearers to ensure all children know their rights and the rights of all children in our school are being fulfilled.