Rights Respecting School

The Rights Respecting Schools Initiative puts children’s rights at the heart of Hatton (Cruden) School

Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.

All children are right holders and adults are duty bearers (responsible for making sure children’s rights are realised). Do you know what all of the Articles explaining children’s rights are? Have a look here at a simple outline of each article in easy to understand language;


At Hatton (Cruden) School, our vision, values and aims gives our learners the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.  We work together as a team to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.

Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.   The right to relax and play (article 31) and the right to freedom of expression (article 13) are as important as the right to be safe from violence (article 19) and the right to education (article 28).

Hatton (Cruden) School has achieved a Bronze Rights Respecting Award – the Recognition of Commitment which will evidence our School’s commitment to the rights of the child. Now that we have been awarded the BRONZE status as a Rights Respecting School, staff and pupils are now working and striving towards gaining the next award….SILVER! To gain this award we must ensure that at the heart of everything we do at Hatton we are aware of and are addressing the rights of the children as set out by the United Nations.