Our Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is interwoven through all areas of our curriculum and equips children to live healthy, safe, productive and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and in achieving economic wellbeing.
We believe PSHE education contributes to personal development by helping children to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings.
As a UNICEF Rights Respecting school, we ensure that children gain an understanding of both their rights and responsibilities as a child, and are able to use this knowledge to learn how to respect the differences between others and become involved in the life of their local and global community.
Helping our children to grow into positive, self-aware and confident individuals is our primary aim at Ravensworth Terrace Primary school and with this comes success both within school and in their lives as a whole.
The Convention is a very important document because it recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with dignity and fairness, to be protected, to develop to their full potential and to participate. It also lays out what countries must do to ensure that all children and young people can enjoy their rights, regardless of whom they are, or where they are from.
As a staff we are committed to promoting the rights of every child and putting them at the heart of everything we do. Giving the children the necessary information so that they understand their own rights and also respect the rights of others around them has empowered our children and enabled them to realise their potential and strive to become active global citizens.
To find out more information about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child and for a full list of the 42 children’s rights please visit the UNICEF RRS website by clicking here.