Ty Gwyn is a Rights Respecting School
Ty Gwyn Education Centre 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 talents and abilities to their full potential. We have now achieved RRS Bronze Award in recognition of our progress in this area, listening to and working with the voices of children and young people.
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.
In 2011, Wales became the first UK country to bring the UNCRC Rights of the Child into domestic law.
All 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.
RRS Activities Autumn 2021
We are working towards our silver award and will be developing our knowledge of rights and how we can ensure ours are upheld and how to support children everywhere to access theirs.
We will be:
- Creating class charters of the rights we believe are important to our Form Families
- Working to collect shoes for the Shoeshare partnership between Clark’s Shoes and UNICEF
- Participating in Anti-Bullying week to ensure the right to be safe and free from harm (article 19) is upheld across Ty Gwyn. The theme is kindness and we will be holding Kindness Week.
- Participating in the autumn term Right’s Mission and well-being survey.
Meeting 14th October
A request was made by 4 Y10 learners to have access to their phones at key points during the day. They expressed their views and had them taken seriously under Article #12.
SLT will consider the request and respond to the learners.
Such a great example of using and understanding your rights in the “right” way!