Westfield Primary Academy

Rights Respecting School

Westfield Primary Academy aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our
ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talent and ability to their
full potential. As part of this plan, we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting
School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their
rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by
adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on
what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

Westfield Primary Academy pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice
every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.
We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a
Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes
reading through our questions & answers on the back of this letter, and also find a bit more
about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc.

*** UPDATE***

Westfield Primary Academy have been awarded the Bronze Award for Rights Respecting School

For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa