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Cwmffrwdoer Primary School is a SILVER Rights Respecting School

What is a Rights Respecting School?

A Rights Respecting School is a place where all pupils can feel confident and it encourages them to use their voice.

Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem. The difference that a Rights Respecting school makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

  • Children are healthier and happier 

  • Children feel safe 

  • Children have better relationships 

  • Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world


The impact of the award

Independent research and feedback from schools show that the Award has a profound impact on children and young people, and the school as a whole. When the principles and values of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) are introduced and reinforced throughout school life, children and the wider school community benefit. 

Evidence suggests that these benefits include:

  • Pupils develop a long-term commitment to values such as social justice and inclusion

  • There is a reduction in bullying and discriminatory behaviour among children

  • Pupils enjoy and feel safe at school

  • Pupils feel included and valued

  • Pupils’ wellbeing and emotional resilience is improved

  • Pupils’ engagement in the school and their own learning is improved

  • Pupils’ attainment is improved, and the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils is narrowed

  • Pupils are more engaged in their local and global communities as ‘active citizens 

We were awarded the 'Bronze' award

We were awarded the 'Silver' award

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