Rights Respecting School

rights respectingAt Bensham Grove Community Nursery School the diversity of individuals and communities is valued and respected. As a small school community we have worked together as a joint project with Oakfield Infant and Junior Schools in achieving the ‘UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award’ (RRSA).  A joint steering group of staff and parent governors of all three schools has been established and together we will collaborate to develop and maintain a wider rights respecting school community.

The ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ is based around the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The award recognises the schools achievement in putting the ‘Rights of the Child’ at the heart of a school’s work. We have proudly achieved both Level 1and Level 2 of the award.

The children at Bensham Grove Community Nursery School play an active role in their own learning, developing the confidence to say what they think in all matters that affect them.

Our Special Charter

As part of the ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ the children discussed with nursery staff important things to think about in nursery. Together we created our special charter which will help us to respect the rights of others:-

1. Be friends with everyone.

2. Be kind and play together.

3. Look after each other to make everyone happy.

4. Talk and listen to each other.

5. Take turns and share our toys.

6. Keep our nursery, tidy and safe.

Created by Nursery Children 2016-2017

Through our work we aim to place the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our nursery planning, policies and practice and aim to help our children become caring and responsible citizens both in school and the wider local community.

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