Meet our Class Ambassadors...


At Kingsteignton School we are a Rights Respecting School. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what children need in order to thrive. Being a Rights Respecting school puts the children’s rights at the heart of Kingsteignton School. Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected and nurtured. Unicef’s Right Respecting award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the opportunity to lead happy and healthy lives and to be responsible and active citizens. At Kingsteignton School, the children know the Rights of the child, this is taught throughout our curriculum as well as weekly whole school assemblies.

We aim for our children to understand the importance of becoming Global Citizens. We strive for our children to be kind, understanding and knowledgeable. We provide opportunities to show our children the wider world and challenges other children may face both locally and further away.

We have regular meetings with our Class Ambassadors. We have 2 class ambassadors from each class. These children are our steering group and share their pupil voice with adults within school – they feedback the issues which matter to the children, help lead assemblies, assist with interviewing new staff and fundraise.

We are very proud to say that we achieved our Silver award in March 2023.

This video helps explain more about what it is to be a Rights Respecting School: 



Some examples of the Rights we focus on at Kingsteignton School


  • I have the right to an education
  • I have the right to develop my personality
  • I have the right to be safe
  • I have the right to relax and play
  • I have the right to be healthy – physically and mentally and to live in a healthy environment
  • I have the right to a voice


The award recognises achievement under the following four aspects of school life:

  • Leadership and management for embedding the values of the UNCRC in the life of the school
  • Knowledge and understanding of CRC
  • Classroom climate and culture: rights-respecting classroom
  • Pupils actively participate in decision-making throughout the school

Some of the Articles of CRC:

Article 12: Every child has the right to say what they think in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.

Article 13: Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive information of any kind as long as it is within the law.

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free. Secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children’s human dignity. Wealthy countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

Article 29: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

UNICEF UK believes that the principles and values of the CRC should be embedded in the ethos and curriculum of every school. This is the purpose of the Rights Respecting School Award.

UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) provides a framework to help schools to use CRC as the basis for their ethos. In a rights respecting school, children learn about their rights and the responsibilities that are implied. Children learn to associate rights with needs and distinguish between their rights and ‘wants’. They learn that if they have rights, they need to respect the rights of others.

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