St Mary's CE Primary Moss Side

St Mary's CE Primary Moss Side

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St Mary's CE Primary School, Adscombe Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M16 7AQ

0161 226 1773

UNICEF - Values and Ethos

UNICEF Rights Respecting School Blog - check it out!

Article 29:  Your right to become the best that you can be 

We want every child to understand and to promote the shared values of our foundation, including the British values of  - democracythe rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in the modern world .

St Mary's has been reaccredited the Gold 'Rights Respecting School Award' -  2023

RRSA Gold Award

"Children are actively engaged in raising awareness of children's righs in the community and supporting children globally to access their rights."

UNICEF Gold 2023

The school has strong partnerships with other local RRSA schools and have collaborated with them, as part of pupil parliament, on a Mental Health Toolkit which was then presented to a team of experts from the NHS.

UNICEF Gold 2023

Values and Ethos 

 "Children’s participation is a significant feature of St. Mary’s and it is widely understood as their right. Conversations during the visit conveyed a strong sense of collaboration across the school; all adults value and respect the children’s views as being as valid as those of a colleague or parent. The democratically elected school council (UNICEF team) meets regularly and representatives take the views of their peers to the meetings; “We take decisions about our life and learning in school.”

UNICEF Gold Award Report 

Ballot Papers YR1-6


  Advice from a Gold Rights   Respecting Headteacher


Please click here to watch St Mary's UNICEF Assemblies


Please click here to view assemblies (class, Mrs McGarry, UNICEF, Metacognition and Mindfulness)  


 St Mary's Award

 St Mary's was also awarded the Gold 'Rights Respecting School Award' in July 2018. Click here to read the report. 

Congratulations to everyone!


St Mary's song

Every Child has 'Rights'


What are rights and what do they mean?


St Mary's RRSA 'Position Statement' 


The Charter of Children's Rights


What is a CRC (Charter of Children's Rights)?


Video examples of CRC 'Children's Rights'


Activities about 'Children's Rights' - Amnesty


Manchester One


Governors and Stakeholders Away Day


St Mary's response to the attacks on the M.E.N. Arena - Manchester One


Takeover Challenge 2018


Takeover Challenge 2019

Working in Partnership


 TLC Partnership Rights Respecting Partnership between St Mary's, The Willows and Haveley Hey


St Mary's Parental Charter


TLC Presentation to The Councillors of Manchester Council



St Mary's RRSA Parental Charter Event


International Women's Day


International Women's Day


UNICEF and St. Mary's in the Media 

Sohaip, Maurrisa and Jeneah's articles about community in The M.E.N newspaper


St Mary's are on pages 3,4,5 of the Manchester Evening News for the launch of the 'We Stand Together' campaign. Very proud of the St Mary's community!


Click here to watch the St Mary's pupils show their pupil voice and rights respecting attitudes and offer their opinions on Brexit in a BBC North West interview!


M.E.N logo


Click on the M.E.N logo to read the articles that Sohaip, Maurissa and Jeneah's wrote for the M.E.N newspaper about community! Very proud of you!


"The school has also established itself as an ambassador for children’s rights by offering support to other schools on their RRSA journey, as one parent explained “It is so impressive to see the children presenting to other schools.”

"A long established and much valued annual event is the Children’s Commissioner’s ‘Takeover Day’ about which both adults and children speak with great enthusiasm. The reality is, however, that, to a very great extent, the rights based culture at St Mary’s CE Primary school means that every day is takeover day!"

UNICEF Gold Award Report 


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