Martin Primary School
is very proud to be a
Rights Respecting School.
At Martin Primary School we believe that in order for children to be the best they can be they need to grow up knowing and understanding their rights, as laid down by the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child. We believe that having this awareness and knowledge ensures that children have respect for themselves, for others and for the world in which they live. There are 42 rights to which children are entitled; those can be summarised as:
We began the journey to becoming a Rights Respecting School in September 2016 and achieved our Bronze Level Award in Spring 2017. We then managed to achieve our Silver Level Award in November 2017. We were delighted to be awarded Gold Level in March 2019. This means that children’s rights are embedded in everything we do at Martin Primary School.
Feedback from our assessment for the Gold Level Award:
Caroline Freedman (Community Cohesion Leader) and Shona Glackin, two of our fantastic teachers, lead our Rights Respecting Steering Group which includes children, staff, governors and parents/carers. The Group meets every term to think about different ways that children's rights can be embedded in the school. The Group also leads assemblies and coffee mornings.
How we promote rights in Martin Primary School:
The children and staff have recently written a Rights Respecting Playground Charter which is on display in our playgrounds. This outlines the rights of every child at the school when they are using the playgrounds and our expectations of behaviour for adults and children. We are very grateful to the Martin Home School Association for funding the cost of the signs.