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Rights Respecting Schools

Rights Respecting Schools

Wistaston Church Lane Academy aspires to be a school where children's rights are central to our ethos and culture, where students' well-being is enhanced, and where each child's gifts and abilities are fully developed. We are now working towards the first stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA), Bronze: Rights Committed, from Unicef UK.

At WCLA, we are constantly working to provide the best possible learning environment for our students, and our participation in this initiative demonstrates our commitment to promoting and realising children's rights, as well as encouraging adults, children, and young people to respect the rights of others in the classroom.

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There are three strands to the Rights Respecting School Award: teaching about rights, teaching through rights and teaching for rights.  Furthermore, the award is underpinned by four principles:

1. Non-discrimination

2. Commitment to the best interests of the child

3. The right to life, survival and development

4. Respect for the views of the child

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.

Wistaston Church Lane Academy 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.

You can find out  more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting:

Children's Rights- What are they?