Merton Park Primary School

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Pupils do exceptionally well at this school, in terms of both their academic and personal development.

Leaders, including governors, are relentless in their ambition to make this school the best it can be.

The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning. They work hard at all times and persevere with tasks that are frequently challenging.

The warm, mutually supportive relationships that staff and pupils have with each other make this a very caring, nurturing school.

Provision in the Early Years is outstanding. Children make rapid and sustained progress due to excellent teaching and imaginative activities.

The curriculum is excellent. It promotes a real love for learning in pupils, as they have many opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills within a real-life context.

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Rights Respecting School

What does it mean?

On the 20th November 1989, the world made a set of promises for every child on earth.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international statement of all of those promises.

UNICEF protects and promotes those rights.

 


The rights are there to ensure that governments take responsibility for making sure that every child is healthy, educated, treated fairly and listened to and that all children are protected from violence, abuse and exploitation.

At Merton Park Primary School we are working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School and we want knowledge and understanding of the rights to become part of our everyday life at school.

What are the rights?

Some of the rights that apply to the children's lives in school are:

  • I have the right to an education (article 28).
  • I have the right to relax and play (article 31).
  • I have the right to clean water (article 24).
  • I have the right to nutritious food (article 24).
  • I have the right to privacy (article 16).
  • I have the right to say what I think should happen when adults are making decisions that affect me (article 12).

In the summer of 2013 children, parents and staff met together to review the current situation at Merton Park.  We wrote an Action Plan to help us to move forward together and to make sure that everyone in our school understands the rights of the child.

UNICEF have recognised our commitment to achieving Rights Respecting School status and we are now allowed to display the logo that celebrates this:



Click on the logo above to go to the Rights Respecting School website