Rights Respecting School

Pennard Primary School serves its community by working in partnership to provide an education of the highest quality through an understanding of shared values. As a school we celebrate the diversity of the wider community and are committed to the principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity.  Pennard Primary School is a Rights Respecting School. This means we not only teach about children’s rights but also model rights and respect in all relationships. Our aspiration is that our values of the school guide the behaviour, actions and relationships of all members of the school community.

Here at Pennard Primary we have 8 core Rights that we view to be at the heart of our school ethos:

Our Rights Raccoon

We have the right to:

  • Know and have our rights.
  • Learn and be the best we can be.
  • Be safe and protected from harm.
  • Be fit and healthy.
  • Be heard and have our say.
  • Play and meet friends.
  • To our own culture and way of life.
  • To a caring and happy home.

UNCRC stands for United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s a list of rights that all children and young people, everywhere in the world have, no matter who they are, where they live or what they believe in.  The UNCRC has 54 articles in it, 42 rights are for children and young people up to 18 years of age. The others are all about how governments and adults should work together to make sure children and young people can access their rights.

You can see the full list of rights at www.childcom.org.uk/uploads/publications/217.pdf