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.
The ending of physical punishment in Wales
From March 2022, using any form of physical punishment towards a child (under the age of 18) will be against the law.
You have the right to live without humiliation and fear of assault. Article 37 of the UNCRC which was adopted in Wales in 2011.
Spring Newsletter, packed full of news about our rights journey!
Amazing example of a class charter from Y10! 🤩
RRS activities Spring 2022
Another busy term for us!
Clark’s ShoeShare is this term, we had to postpone from the autumn term with so many staff unwell and off (the dreaded virus)! Here's Kieran dropping off our donated shoes to Clark's Merthyr! Thanks to all who donated, we are global citizens!
We are undertaking the termly rights mission and there are some brilliant road maps being designed to keep our progress on track. See the attached photos 😊
We will be joining in Safer Internet Day on 9th February and ensuring everyone is aware of the importance of article 16 and our right to privacy.
We will also be supporting Holocaust Memorial Day and St David’s Day recognising articles 27 and 30, our rights to be free from harm, protected from conflict and enjoy our own culture and language, even if it’s different to the majority of the country in which we live.
Check the gallery page for pics!
From our Chinese New Year Assembly
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!