Rights Respecting Schools Award
St James is very excited and proud to announce that we have achieved our Silver – Rights Aware Award in June 2019. We are striving towards achieving the Gold Rights Respecting Award in the near future.
What is the Rights Respecting Schools award?
The Rights Respecting Schools award recognises the importance of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and works along with our school ethos. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. At St James we are aiming for these values to work alongside our already established Catholic Christian ethos.
Rights Respecting Ambassadors
We have a Rights Respecting Ambassadors that work to ensure every member of our school community is aware of children’s rights and to promote these throughout the school. Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors are annually elected members representing their individual class and year group. Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors meet weekly to discuss topical issues within the world and link these to the Rights of a Child. The ambassadors meet to collaboratively choose a Right of the fortnight for the school. Our Right of the Fortnight is a focus throughout the school and shared in our school newsletter and on our school Twitter.
Rights Respecting Class Charter
Each class also has their own class charter which has been drawn up by the children to state their rights and how they can be respected by pupils (rights-holders) and adults (duty-bearers). Here are some examples of our class charters.
Children's Rights & Global Citizenship
At St James's we have a song about children's rights and global citizenship written by Ms Armstong. We hope you enjoy!