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

By September 7, 2017 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.”


About the course leader:

You can read more about the role of Deputy Headteacher Phil Trohear on our System Leader page here.


We’re sorry, all open sessions for 2017-18 have now concluded.  Do contact us if you’d like to be on our mailing list for next year.

We are able to offer bespoke sessions for this programme for your school.  Please contact Rachel eppy / Phil Trohear on 0161 226 1773 or rachel.eppy@teachmanchester.com to find out more.