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We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We have been awarded our Silver Award which means we are Rights Aware. Please read our accreditation report to find out more about the fantastic work we have been doing in school to ensure the UN Convention of the Rights of a Child is at the heart of all that we do. We are now working hard towards the Gold Award! 


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Article of the Week

During the national lockdown, we used ‘Article of the Week’ to continue our Rights Respecting work at home. This included exploring article 28 – the right to an education, article 7 –the right to a name and identity and article 24 – the right to health care, along with many more. Please see below the fantastic work the pupils at English Martyrs’ created during the lockdown.

World Children's Day / 30th Anniversary of the CRC


On this day in 1989 something incredible happened. Against the backdrop of a changing world order leaders came together and made an historic commitment to children - they promised to protect and fulfill the rights of every child. English Martyrs' spent the day celebrating in their phases. 

The fantastic work completed by our pupils on World Children's Day!


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Our Class Charters


Every class has their own class charter. This is a visual document that establishes a set of rights-based principles that the teachers and children have agreed on for the classroom. Our class charters help us to understand our rights, how we can respect each other's rights and how duty bearers (adults) can help us to enjoy our rights!


Our Rights Respecting Displays

Year 3 and 4 pupils showing compassion and awareness on Anti-Slavery Day 18/10/19

Article 19 -You have the right to be protected from being hurt or badly treated.

Article 35 - No-one is allowed to kidnap or sell you.

Article 36 - You have the right to protection from any other kind of exploitation.

Article 37 - You have the right not to be punished in a cruel or hurtful way.


Year 1 have been busy cleaning up our local community. We want to ensure all children in Sparkhill have a clean and safe environment to enjoy.

Anti-Slavery Assembly for Year 3 &4 pupils