Rights Respecting School

Head teacher’s welcome to our Rights Respecting School.

I am very proud to be a leader in a school that is renowned for placing children at the heart of all that we do. We cherish each unique individual and strive to work in partnership with their family (and the wider community) in order for them to be the best possible individual that they can be; achieving more than might ever have been thought possible.  For this reason, Manor Fields is a 'Rights Respecting' School. There are four core principals to our work:

  • Children are empowered to become active citizens and learners
  • Manor Fields has a rights-respecting ethos
  • Rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management
  • The whole community learns about the UN convention on the Rights of the Child

We believe that everyone has a human right to be treated properly and fairly and given the freedom to develop to their full potential.  There are additional rights that apply only to children because they need additional protection that adults don't. Therefore, we teach children about their rights according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; we strive to model rights and respect in all of our relationships.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international document that sets out all the rights that children have. The convention lists 54 articles and to read the full list of Children's Rights, please click on the link below:

A summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

I hope that the following information is helpful and please don’t hesitate to contact us should you require more information. Mrs Sally Tedd is our Rights Respecting Champion and she would be only too pleased to share news of our Rights Respecting journey, ethos and actions with you.

Ms Jo McMorrin

Head teacher


Unicef - Rights Respecting Award  

Have you read our Unicef feedback yet?

Click here to read it. We are so proud to have achieved this prestigious award.