Rights Respecting Team

We are a Rights Respecting School Level 1

We are dedicated to promoting the rights of every child.

"All children have rights," Article 2.

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."

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 priciples 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."

At Mount Pleasant Primary School we want every child to understand that all children have rights and they can not be taken away from them. On a Tuesday we have class assemblies to find out and discuss what is happening in the world. Children develop empathy for others and identify what rights are/are not being full-filled. In school there is a Rights Respecting Team who help support children to learn about their rights.

"All children have these rights, 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 a girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis" Article 2.

Day for Change

Mount Pleasant Primary school supported UNICEF UK’s Day for Change, and we would like to thank everyone who joined us in supporting this worthwhile, fun and educational event. It was a great opportunity for our pupils to learn about, and raise money for children in other parts of the world. Each class chose an Article from the Children’s Rights Convention and  based their day around investigating  and sharing ideas linked to the Convention.

Rights Respecting Articles (Click to view)

Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane


Co. Durham


Lingfield Education Trust DPO



Tel: 01325 244 950

Email: admin@mountpleasant.darlington.sch.uk