Rights Respecting Schools

Heolgerrig Community School 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.

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.

This convention sets out 42 rights that children across the world should have. It is our aim, as a school, that children know about these rights and have these rights met, whilst respecting and valuing them. The rights are known as articles.

What's it all about?

Convention of the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child_ The Children's version.pdf

Rocio Cifuentes is the Children's Commissioner for Wales.


The School asked you for your say on what Articles from the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child you felt should be added to our school charter. Thank you for your votes. Here are the 10 you chose.

10 Rights chosen by you

Bronze Award

The Rights Respecting Schools criteria recently changed, which meant we had to reapply for our award. I am delighted to announce that we have been successful in gaining the Bronze Award.

Rights Respecting Schools Award - a welcome for primary schools

Rights Respecting Schools

An introduction for our pupils

What does it mean to be a Rights Respecting School?

Talking about pupil's rights

Right of the Month

October- Article 12Right to be heard

All children have the right to have their view heard and for it to be taken seriously.