Rights Respecting School

What is a Rights Respecting School?

Ysgol Bro Tawe aims to be a school where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including the area of well being. We are working towards recognition as a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

Our School Charter

Our Rights

  • All children have rights no matter what! Article 2
  • You have the right to be the best you can be. You have the right to learn and go to school.  Article 29 and Article 28
  • You have the right to say what you think should happen and be listened to. Article 12
  • You should not be harmed and should be looked after and kept safe. Article 19
  • You have the right to life and to grow to be healthy. Article 6
  • You have the right to meet with friends and join groups and club. Article 15

We will respect these rights by…

  • Following the charter so that everyone can enjoy their rights.
  • Coming to school ready to learn.
  • Trying our hardest and respecting everyone’s right to be the best they can be.
  • Explaining our ideas, listening to others and respecting the opinions of others.
  • Using kind words, hands and feet, following internet safety rules and telling someone if you feel unsafe.
  • Taking part in PE sessions, eating and drinking healthy options.
  • Being fair, including everyone, using kind hands, feet and words.

Adults have the responsibility to…

  • Teach us about our rights and make sure that all children have their rights.
  • Provide opportunities for every child to develop.
  • Listen carefully to every child and respond appropriately to what has been said.
  • Make sure children are kept safe.
  • Encourage all children to be active.
  • Make sure all children can access healthy food and drink options.
  • Set up groups and games to include everyone.

UN Rights of the Child