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Rights Respecting Schools Award


About us

Over the past few years, Mount Pleasant Primary School has been transformed into a place where each child feels safe, nurtured, valued and heard. This was due to our work becoming a Rights Respecting School where the UN Convention on the Rights of Child (CRC) became a strong thread that runs throughout the whole of school life, inspiring children to be aware that they have rights and become active local and global citizens.  As a result, we achieved the Rights Respecting Level 1 award and an outstanding achievement PSHE quality mark award. But more importantly, each child was able to thrive in a supportive school environment.

Article of the Week - Article 2 and 23

How many articles are you familiar with? 

Our Vision

"We believe that having a rights respecting ethos helps children to understand respect for themselves, others and the world around them. We want children to know their rights and feel empowered to make a difference to their local community and the wider world. We want our children to know and understand that their rights gives them a voice and they are the lead in making decisions around school life. Children are enabled to use their rights and global goals to help promote our school vision and values of the six virtues, that underpin our curriculum.  We embed these values into daily school life which gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens. We are dedicated to promoting the rights of every child and enable every child to have a voice."


"Everyone under 18 has these rights." Article 1                                                                                                       "All children have these rights." Article 2

What is it all about?

"The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children's human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school's practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential. The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying."

Whats going on?

Congratulations to all the pupils and adults of Mount Pleasant Primary School. We are now officially recognised as a Unicef UK Silver.  A big thank you to our Right Respecting  Team for all they hard work to raise awareness of children’s rights.

Rights Respecting Team Meeting



Date: 25.11.21

Present: Kaitlyn, Esme, Ebrahim, Cady, Isla, Ivy, Blessing, Olivia, Harry, Peyton, Kia-Mae, Isabella, Mrs Watson and Mr Dyer




  • Article of the Week

This week’s article of the week will be Article 2 and 23


  • Visit

Children discussed the plan for next Wednesday’s Silver visit. Mr Dyer shard PowerPoint and explained each slide. Children are very excited and have remembered their favourite right to share. Mrs Waston to arrange tea and biscuits if we pass!

Next Meeting: 02.12.21

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Meet the Rights Respecting Team

In School we have a 'Rights Respecting Team' who help support children to learn about their rights and promote our vision around school. After our national lockdowns, we revised our approach. Please meet our team: 

Peyton (Y6) Chairperson 

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Ivy (Y1) Vice Chairperson 

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Kaitlyn (Y6)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Esme (Y6) 

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Kia-Mae (Y4)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Ebrahim (Y3)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Cady (Y5)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Isla (Y5)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Blessing (Y4)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Olivia (Y4)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Harry (Y2)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Isabella (Y6)

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2023

Mrs Watson 

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2024

Mr Dyer 

 Term of office: May 2021 until May 2024

Mrs West (Gov)

 Term of office: July 2021 until July 2024


Rights in Action

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