Rights Respecting Schools


We are proud to be a Rights Respecting Silver Award school, and are currently working towards the Gold Award. This means that the school has embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos. Our Rights Respecting group provides pupils with a 'voice' within the school. 


Children learn about their rights across the curriculum, children learn to respect each other’s rights: 

  • in the classroom (Article 28: the right to an education), 
  • at lunch time (Article 24: the right to nutritious food and clean water), 
  • in the playground, (Article 31: the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities) 
  • in the local community (Article 2: child rights apply to every child without discrimination, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status, whatever they think or say, whatever their family background). 
  • and as a global citizen (Article 4 (implementation of the Convention) Governments must do all they can to make sure every child can enjoy their rights by creating systems and passing laws that promote and protect children’s rights). 


All our staff at Ysgol Glan Gele take their role as duty bearers (the role of duty bearers is to uphold the rights of the child) very seriously.  



We have a steering group which is made up of two Year 2 children from each class and one from each Year 1 class. We meet often and love to have discussions about rights and decide how to raise awareness around children's rights.