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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! 


Coronavirus is affecting children’s lives in almost every country and putting children's rights to education, nutrition and protection at risk. Please click on the link to see what you can do to help.


OutRight Campaign 2020/21 

This year our school is participating in the OutRight campaign – a youth campaign run by children, for children, in association with Unicef UK. It aims to help children to speak out about their rights in the UK and abroad. The focus of OutRight 2020/21 is climate change, a major global issue that threatens many children’s rights, including: 


Article 24: The right to the best health care possible, clean water to drink, healthy food and a clean and safe environment to live in 


Article 27: The right to food, clothing and a safe place to live  


Article 28: The right to an education 

As part of the campaign, our children will be 

  • learning about climate change and how people around the world are affected by it 
  • speaking to adults about climate change  
  • measuring their carbon footprints 
  • celebrating World Children’s Day (20th November 2020) 
  • calling on people in power to take action 


We will update this page regularly to show you what they have learnt and how they are making their voices heard!


In the meantime, please visit the following link with your child:

Thank you for your support. 

World Children's Day - 20.11.2020


We marked World Children’s Day 2020 in our classes, keeping our focus on climate change and thinking about what action we could take as a whole school and community. As a result of their discussions, the children came up with some fantastic ideas to increase recycling, including: creating posters to raise awareness, using food waste from schools to create compost for the local park and writing to the local MP or creating a petition to ask for more recycling bins in the community and in our school. See below for examples of other work from the day!

OutRight Poster Competition


Following the feedback from World Children's Day, we are holding a poster competition and will be launching a petition after the Christmas break. Please see the flyer below!


This is the link you can use to upload your poster here. Don't forget to add your name and class to the file name!

Our Class Charters 2020 -2021


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! Below our are class charters.





Rights Respecting Work 2020-2021

Year 5 took part in a prayer service with links to Article 3 - the best interests of the child.

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 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