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Pen Y Fro

Primary School

Rights Respecting Schools

The Rights of the Child

Pen y fro Primary school is dedicated to upholding and promoting the rights of every child, as outlined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are built upon four key principles that ensure all children are treated fairly, are protected, and can grow in a safe and nurturing environment.


1. Non-Discrimination (Article 2)

Every child has the right to be treated equally, regardless of their race, colour, gender, language, religion, opinions, origins, wealth, birth status, or any other characteristic.


At our school, we celebrate diversity and ensure that all pupils feel welcome and valued. We actively work against bullying and discrimination, creating an inclusive environment where every pupil has the opportunity to succeed. Our policies and practices are designed to ensure that no pupil is left out or treated unfairly.


2. Best Interests of the Child (Article 3)

The best interests of the child must be a primary consideration in all actions and decisions that affect them.


In every decision we make, whether it’s about the curriculum, school rules, or individual support plans, we always consider what will benefit our pupils the most. This principle guides our teaching methods and the development of a safe and supportive school environment. We listen to our pupils and consider their perspectives when making decisions that impact their lives.


3. Right to Life, Survival, and Development (Article 6)

Every child has the inherent right to life, and it is the responsibility of governments and communities to ensure the survival and development of the child.


Our school is committed to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of every pupil. We provide a healthy and safe environment, nutritious meals, and access to healthcare and counselling services. Our curriculum is designed to support the overall development of our pupils, helping them to grow and thrive both academically and personally.


4. Respect for the Views of the Child (Article 12)

Children have the right to express their opinions on matters that affect them, and their views should be given due weight according to their age and maturity.


We encourage our pupils to voice their opinions and take an active role in their education. Through school council meetings, classroom discussions, and feedback systems, we listen to what our pupils have to say and consider their insights when making decisions. This helps to empower our pupils and fosters a sense of responsibility and involvement in the school community.


By integrating these four principles into our school policies and daily practices, we ensure that every child’s rights are respected and protected, creating a nurturing and equitable environment where all pupils can thrive.