Croft Community School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Croft Community School pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.
We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School.
In terms of what that means for the pupils in school, we will be starting to try to gain the award from Monday 08 October. Instead of pupils having breakfast in the ‘street’, breakfast will now be served in the pupil’s pastoral room and will be brought to the pupils via the school trolley. Pupils will then work together to learn about the RRS Award and about the Rights and Responsibilities that entails.
Secondary pupils will be escorted into school from the buses as normal but will remain on the yard until 8.50 where they will then go straight to their pastoral room. Pupils will then work in their pastoral group until 9.15 when they will start their normal timetable. Primary pupils will still access Breakfast club in the street and their day begins at the normal time, going straight into school from the buses.
If you have any question about this, please don’t hesitate to contact school. For more information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa