On the Rights Track

At Greenfield we aim to focus on and develop the whole child. As part of our school’s aims to promote happiness and success, we are working towards gaining recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools. Unicef UK is working with schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.

We have a strong and well-established set of Greenfield Values, which we use to support and drive the personal and social education of our children. We also use a system of Rights and Responsibilities to underpin our approach to positive behaviour management, aiming to enable all our children to make the right choices for themselves. Our Rights Respecting work is developing these approaches. This year the members of our School Council are working as our Rights Respecting Ambassadors. They meet regularly with Mrs Cattell and Mrs Leech to make sure we work on a particular Article from the Convention each month. In October, as part of our Harvest Festivals, we are concentrating on Article 27 (adequate standard of living) and each child’s right to have food, clothing and a safe place to live.