The Rights Respecting School Award at Northway

We are proud to be a Gold Rights Respecting School. This is the higest level that a school can be accredited at. We are one of only four schools in Sefton who have achieved this award.

The Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice.  A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

When we had our Gold visit in the Autumn term 2018, assessors noted a number of strengths in their final report and were particularly impressed by:

  • The great emphasis on Pupil Voice which permeates throughout the school. All pupils know that their views and opinions are being listened to and considered.
  • The importance placed upon pupils’ social and emotional wellbeing
  • The wholehearted commitment of the school community to delivering a rights based approach to education.
  • The creation by pupils of a range of charters, to ensure all areas of school life reflect the values of the CRC.

Throughout the assessment, the children throughout the school talked confidently about how they are able to enjoy their rights as well and gae examples of how children in other schools, and elsewhere in the world, do not get to enjoy the rights that they should have.

Run by children, for children

Because children have the right to have their opinions heard and taken seriously, it is only right that the children are the driving force behind the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). Each class, from Year 1/2 to Year 6, vote for a member of their class to be on the ‘Rights Council’. These children are responsible for promoting rights in their classes and across the wider school. The Rights Council meet weekly to discuss any RRSA business and often lead whole school assemblies.


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Northway Primary School

Dodds Lane
L31 9AA

Main Contact: Mrs C Booth

Tel: 0151-526-2565
Fax: 0151-526-6303