Rights Respecting School

Redlands Primary School is a Rights Respecting School. At Redlands we put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our school’s ethos. Rights respecting values, an understanding of global citizenship and sustainability are embedded in our curriculum. Since becoming a Rights Respecting School, we have observed many positive changes to the children. These include:

  • Improved self-esteem and feelings of being valued and listened to.

  • Increased levels of respect for each other, leading to improved relationships with other children and with staff.

  • A sense of security as rights-respecting language and behaviour is used consistently throughout the school

  • An understanding and respect of religions, cultures, beliefs and abilities different to their own.

  • A greater understanding and respect for the world in which they live.

The children have chosen some rights which are particularly important to them. 


All children have right no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child short be treated unfairly on any basis (Article 2)

  • The right to share what you think with others and for adults to listen to you(Article 12, 13, 14)
  • The right to be protected (Article 21, 22, 32, 33, 36, 39)
  • The right to an education that helps you use and develop your talents and abilities. Education should help you to learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people(Article 29)
  • The right to safe water, nutritious food and a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well (Article 24)
  • The right to play and rest (Article 31)
  • The right to good quality education (Article 28)
  • The right be choose and practise your own religion, language, culture and beliefs.( Article 30, 14)

Click here to read what the children think about Rights Respecting

Have a look here at the recent Coffee Morning held as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

Each year the children illustrate one of the Redlands Rights and School Council vote for the winners. The winner's illustrations are displayed around the school and in classrooms.

The Chair and Vice Chair, on behalf of School Council, would like to congratulate

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Rosie – Class 10

The right to be healthy

Kara - Class 5

The right to play

Dixie-May - Class 8

The right to learn

Megan – Class 11

The right to be different

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Kiera  – Class 9

The right to be listened to.

Liam  – Class 6

The right to be safe.

Anais – Class 7

The right to achieve our full potential