At Marlborough we have a special team of ‘Rights Respecting Rangers’. They are a group of 8 Year 3 children whose job it is to recognise and encourage Rights Respecting behaviour in the school.
A rights-respecting school puts the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of the curriculum. It not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
At Marlborough Infant School we believe that as children begin to understand their own rights they become more respecting of the rights of others, which in turn leads to increased respect and more socially responsible behaviour.
Rights Respecting Education has already been shown to raise children’s self-esteem, make pupils more aware of global issues, increase optimism about the future, improve a child’s ability to resolve conflicts and encourage the use of higher order thinking skills.
Our pupils are involved in some of the decisions that affect their lives in school and their voices are heard through groups such as The Rights Respecting Rangers, School Council and Eco-Team.
What is the Rights Respecting School Award?
The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. It recognises achievement in putting the UNCRC at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos in order to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
Each class at Marlborough Infant School has its own Class Charter, establishing shared values within their own classroom. Marlborough Infant School is a Level 1 Rights Respecting School.
Also we have had links with other schools, both locally, nationally and internationally and endeavour to include global education into all aspects of the curriculum.
For more information about Rights Respecting Rangers click the following links:
Downloadable charters with more information about Rights Respecting Rangers: