Rights Respecting School
Bridgelea Primary School is a Rights Committed School.
Bridgelea pupils and staff have worked together to create an Ethos, Vision and Values which bring together a desire to understand and work with all the members of our community though and for the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We aim to provide an enriching diverse curriculum that develops Global Citizens. We use assemblies, theme weeks and a variety of visits and visitors to support this curriculum offer.
Through the School Council all children have the opportunity to express their views and be heard. Classrooms display charters devised by the pupils which explain the articles the children are working on that term.
The Rights that the pupils have chosen, through pupil voice are:
You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously.
You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.
You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn’t harmful to others.
You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met. You should not be disadvantaged so that you can’t do many of the things other kids can do.
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.
You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.
You have the right to play and rest.
You have the right to help if you’ve been hurt, neglected or badly treated.