Learn and Improve Get Involved Think of the Consequences
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The Rights Respecting Schools Group run regular meetings in school with pupils and staff to ensure that young people at
Portlethen Academy are aware of their rights and are getting them.
We are working for UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award which provides a framework to make sure schools are “rights respecting”.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child gives a list of rights that all children have. The Convention is now recognised as law in Scotland. The rights are there to make sure children are happy, healthy, safe and fulfilling their potential.
The Rights Respecting Schools Group in Portlethen Academy
have identified 10 key rights we think are relevant to young people
Rights Respecting Schools Group
These values were devised by members of the school’s Rights
Respecting Schools Group. They aim to embody the articles of the
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. They also form part of
Portlethen Academy’s commitment towards “Getting it Right for
Every Child” through providing support and raising aspiration
“Learn and improve”
Everyone should be given opportunities to improve and achieve. We want
everyone at Portlethen Academy to be the best they can be!
Everyone should be given opportunities to participate fully in school life.
Working with others can improve learning and the life of our school.
“Think about the consequences”
All our actions have consequences – positive and negative and they can
affect our future and those around us. We need to always bear this in mind in
what we do.