Rights Respecting School
We are proud to celebrate that we are a Gold Rights Respecting School!
In October 2020, we received our Gold Rights Respecting Accreditation. For our Gold Award we have evidenced that Rights Respecting is embedded throughout our school and our wider community. At Bridgelea, we value working with our families and community to improve our children's access to activities and involve everyone in their child's education.
Attached to this page is the Gold Accreditation. Please feel free to read this.
Our next steps are :
1. Involving parents and carers more in understanding children's rights and helping children to access their rights.
2. Continuing with pupil voice, especially in teaching, learning, and assessment.
3. Developing more work around global citizenship
We will be sharing our journey to sustain gold and work on the above development points to continue to support our children and families. Please keep checking on our Twitter and Class Dojo for regular updates!
We have planned lots of exciting activities for you to join in with over the next 12 months. Some of these were delayed due to Covid-19.
At Bridgelea we do lots of different activities to teach children about Rights and ensure that their Rights are realised by duty bearers (adults in school).
Every class has a Class Charter that is developed with the children. The children vote for 3 Articles that they want to focus on respecting the Rights for. They earn raffle tickets for respecting their own Rights and other children's Rights in school. Here are some examples of Class Charters, the first is a Key Stage 1 Charter and the second picture is Key Stage Two :
See below for some things the children have achieved over the past 12 months :
Children have learnt about the ABCDE of Rights. ABCDE of Rights mean that :
All children have Rights, children are born with their Rights, Rights cannot be taken away, they do not have to be earnt and all Rights are equal. Have a look at some posters the children have made :
Article 12 Squad is a group of our children that work with adults to realise the rights of the other children in school.
They do lots of exciting things. Over the past year, they have :
Attended the Children's Manchester Pupil Parliament. We are really proud of being part of this as it is important Bridgelea children's voice is heard across Manchester!
Have supported the children's votes to make bug hotels, learn archery and even contributed to school dinners!
They have worked really hard to promote recycling of paper at Bridgelea. We are also starting to recycle plastic to promote us being more environmentally friendly. We participated in a composting competition which helped children to learn how to compost. Granada Reports even came to see us at school! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0vE1I0vXNo
We have participated in the Outright Campaigns. This year we enjoyed campaigning for children's health. We made posters, T-shirts and also for International Children's Day made a huge display. Look out for this in our entrance! Can you spot us?
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 have really enjoyed welcoming parents back in to our school after a few years of Covid disruptions. We have also set up a parent working group to further develop parental voice.
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.
Have a go at playing some of these games on Kahoot https://create.kahoot.it/pages/7f83df94-7463-4393-b77a-f908a574c136 You have to sign up but it is free to sign up! Try some with your child at home!