Rights Respecting Schools commitment

Rights Respecting School

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what all children need in order to thrive.

Ensuring all children’s’ needs are being met to enable them,

  • To survive as a fit and healthy person.
  • To be protected from harm and abuse.
  • To develop physically, mentally and socially.
  • To participate as an active citizen.


Children’s Rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Children’s rights are central to all aspects of the Rights Respecting School Award

UNICEF aims to promote children’s rights in schools through the RRSA in two ways: by supporting schools to ensure that rights are embedded in their ethos and policy-making; and by offering resources and activities to ensure that children and young people can learn about children’s rights in the classroom and beyond.

Teaching children about the Convention of the Rights of the Child means that they can find out about the legal and human rights and responsibilities that underpin society. By learning about the Convention, children can discover that:

“They have rights”

Children should be informed about their rights

Children should be helped to exercise their rights

Children should be able to enforce their rights

There should be a community of interest to advocate young people’s rights

These tenets of the Convention of the Rights of the Child are true for children worldwide, making the Convention an excellent starting point for understanding global citizenship.

The Convention of the Rights of the Child provides a clear link for pupils between building up their rights-respecting school, understanding their rights and the need for children’s rights to be realised everywhere.

Children in rights-respecting schools develop a stronger sense of the need to act for global justice.


We are a SILVER Rights Respecting School

This means that at Longsight Community we are constantly finding ways to ensure children’s rights are promoted and valued, each member of the school family, ranging from the office to into the classroom to the staff working in the school building, we are always trying to encourage the children to acknowledge their rights and raise the profile of these rights into their local and wider community.

Our curriculum embeds the four key areas of impact for children at a Rights respecting school;

Wellbeing        Participation       Relationships      Self-esteem



Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.