Rights Respecting School

Painsley Catholic College has been officially recognised by UNICEF for their commitment to recognising and promoting the rights of children with the Level 1 Rights Respecting School Award.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils.

A big thank you and congratulations to all students and staff involved in the achievement of this important and respected initiative by UNICEF. Our whole college community is excited to continue to develop and grow as a Rights Respecting School in keeping with our ethos and mission statement to love and respect others and children of God.

Painsley Catholic College is committed to being a Rights Respecting School (RRS). This means that we strive to understand, reflect on and promote rights in all that we do. In particular, the rights of children as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Our commitment to RRS has been recognised by UNICEF. RRS is recognised as being in harmony with the college mission statement. The Catholic ethos of the college recognises the universal nature of rights and the vocation of our college places children at the heart of our mission.

Our commitment to being a Rights Respecting School is a variety of ways through the life of the college:

  • At the start of each academic year all students and staff agree to a classroom code of conduct charter that reflects the importance of their rights and the rights of others.
  • The code of conduct charter will be visible in every classroom and referenced by staff in the promotion of behaviour for learning.
  • RRS is reflected in the behaviour policy of the college.
  • All students and staff have the opportunity to join the RRS Steering committee as ambassadors.
  • UNICEF’s Day for Change is recognised annually through the work of the college.
  • Display around the college will reflect and promote RRS.
  • RRS will be referenced on a crosscurricular level and form a significant element of the Citizenship curriculum in college.
  • Our commitment to RRS will be reflected in a consistent approach to student voice, the role of the school council and the student leadership group.
  • Painsley Catholic College will continue to support a variety of charitable projects as well as the ROCK scheme as past of our ongoing commitment to supporting the local, national and global community.

Please click here to download a copy of the RRS Charter

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