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Rights Respecting School

We believe that being a Rights Respecting School enables our children at Lawn to be global citizens and supports our six core values of: responsibility, respect, initiative, integrity, teamwork and empathy.

Our children become Rights Respecting by engaging with the three strands:
• Strand A – Teaching and Learning About Rights
• Strand B – Teaching and Learning Through Rights – Ethos and Relationships
• Strand C – Teaching and Learning For Rights – Participation, Empowerment and Action

By learning about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) our children use this shared understanding to work for improved child wellbeing, school improvement, global justice and sustainable living.

Actions and decisions affecting our children are rooted in, reviewed and resolved through rights. Children, young people and adults collaborate to develop and maintain a school community based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation; this includes learning and teaching in a way that respects the rights of both educators and learners and promotes wellbeing.

At Lawn, children are empowered to enjoy and exercise their rights and to promote the rights of others locally and globally.