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Rights Respecting

Rights Respecting 


Stoneyholme Primary has proudly become a Silver: Rights Aware school. This means that we are following an initiative put in place by UNICEF UK to encourage schools to teach children about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Our school has embedded the UNCRC articles and Global Goals into the heart of our school’s policies practice, curriculum and ethos. As a Rights Respecting School we will model and foster respectful relationships in our school and the wider community. The articles and Global goals are taught in a creative manner across a range on curriculum areas. This is to create a deeper understanding of their rights and how local and global issues and sustainable development are linked to rights. By becoming a Rights Respecting school, Stoneyholme strives to promote a happy, respectful environment which develops an understanding that everyone is equal and that their positive actions and voice is important and can have a positive impact on the wider world.


Whole school Concepts


The children consider the following concept questions throughout learning focused on Rights Respecting:


What does it mean to be a citizen

Does equality always mean treating everybody the same?

Is power always a positive thing?

Does change always make things better?

Is trade necessary?

Is being part of a community the same for everyone?


Alongside each of these key concepts, the children will also consider second order concepts such as:

climate change, diversitysustainability, equity, fairness, mutual respect, empathy and advocacy.


Key Vocabulary



Inherent—rights are yours because you are born a human.

Indivisible—no right is more important than another one right.

Inalienable—rights can not be given away.

Universal—they are for ALL children (anyone under 18), everywhere, all the time.

Unconditional—they are not a reward and are not dependent on a

responsibility or action. Our actions should respect the rights of others and not deny


Click on the year group buttons to see the amazing learning we have been doing throughout school.