Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Rights and Respect


At Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School we believe it is essential for all children to know their rights and understand them as part of the UN Conventions for children. All children have the right to know their rights and that is why we are a Unicef Rights and Respect School. We are committed to creating a learning environment based on creativity, inspire curiosity, encourage resilience and promote collaboration. Pupils are encouraged to explore the world through the Right and Respect curriculum and through discussion of British Values. The British Values of Democracy, Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Individual Liberty are intertwined with the Rights and Respect curriculum and support our core values within the school.

Our sequence of learning is intertwined with our PSHE curriculum and focuses on six themes throughout the year, these include:

  • Physical Health and Well-being – Articles 13, 24, 27, 31 and 38
  • Keeping Safe and Managing Risk – Articles 2, 4,9, 10, 11, 19, 24, 28 and 38
  • Mental Health and Well-being – Articles 3, 12, 23, 31 and 42-54
  • Identity and Equality or Citizenship and Local Community – Articles 1,4, 8, 22, 26 and 27.
  • Our Society – Articles 3, 8, 12, 24, 28, 30 and 33.
  • Relationships and Differences – Articles 6, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22, 29 and 34-36.



Throughout their time with us the children are invited to take part in the School Parliament and other projects which encourage them to use this knowledge, cultivate questions and develop a deeper understanding of the society in which they are growing up. We have worked hard to establish this curriculum and are currently a Silver Award Unicef Rights and Respect School. 

Rights and Respect Sequence of Learning