Want to support a rights based, pupil focused approach to “British Values”?

By September 20, 2016 Events, Training No Comments
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“Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”       OFSTED

St Mary’s has found the Rights Respecting Award ethos central to embedding British Values into everyday school life.  Find out more about the award, ethos and impact. 


The Unicef children’s rights charter can make an outstanding contribution in developing a children’s rights approach to teaching, learning, SEMH and a values based curriculum, including values described as British Values. 

Do you want to improve:

  • self esteem and well-being
  • pupils understanding of values including British values
  • relationships, behaviour and pupil voice
  • engagement in learning
  • positive attitudes and tolerance to diversity
  • enhanced moral understanding

The framework provides children with opportunities to develop life skills, deepen their achievements and become model citizens, making a key contribution to teaching and modeling of shared values.

British Values of democracy, responsibility as citizens and mutual respect are fundamental to the curriculum and a key part of the Rights Respecting ethos.


What will schools experience in the session?

  • a tour demonstrating the impact of the children’s rights ethos on the children and environment.
  • Take part in a Rights Respecting School assembly.
  • a presentation from the St Mary’s UNICEF team (school council) on pupil voice.
  • input from the Rights Co-coordinator on how to develop a rights respecting approach in your school (short and long term).
  • how to link rights to the curriculum and all aspects of school life
  • a children’s rights lesson.


What visitors said …….

“It is amazing to see how rights and values are underpinning all the work in school. I can see the impact it is having. I want that impact at my school”          Head teacher 


“Truly inspiration. I will be taking so much back to support our work on values.”



“I recently attended the RRSA training course at your school and observed a wonderful year 6 assembly which compared children’s rights in WWII to those in Syria at the moment.  It was a very moving and inspirational assembly and as a result I am implementing class assemblies in my school.  I wondered if it would be possible to have a copy of it so that I can show staff an example of a class assembly at a high standard.”



“It is amazing to see how rights and values are underpinning all the work in  school.”



We are running this session on four dates over the 2016-17 year:

– Thursday 2 February 2017 (no further places available)
– Thursday 23 March 2017 (no further places available)
– Thursday 25 May 2017 (no further places available)

All sessions will run from 8:45am to 12noon; with registration from 8:30am.

Sessions cost £90 per pair of colleagues.


Fees and booking:

You can book online for these events on Teach Manchester’s Eventbrite page. You can also book by emailing rachel.eppy@teachmanchester.com or telephoning 0161 226 1773. Sessions cost £90 per pair of colleagues.

2nd February 2017  Session (no further places available)

23rd March 2017 Session (no further places available)

25th May 2017 Session (no further places available)