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Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors have been working with Mrs Vickers and Mr Tom to develop our wildlife area. New bird feeders have been put in place to encourage new wildlife to the space. Thank you to our school community for their kind donations.


Our Year 6 enjoyed a trip to the bowling alley today as an end of SATs treat. There were some impressive scores from the children and the adults! A well deserved treat after their hard work this week.


Jasmine, Evelyn and Megan went to for a book design workshop.They demonstrated excellent teamwork and together with the help of a sixth form created a design. They decided to put elements of each other’s original design to make a new one.


Congratulations to Evelyn in Year 5 who was the winner of the book sculpture competition at Holborough Lakes. The artwork is inspired by the award-winning artist Su Blackwell. Thank you to for this opportunity. Jasmine and Pollyanna were named as our runners up.


Year 4 have been writing limericks as part of their English sequence. This is Beau reciting the limericks she wrote today. We hope you enjoy them!


This morning our Year 6 cohort enjoyed a delicious breakfast before the start of their SATs. We wish them all the best this week and we are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication they have shown.


Year 3 and 4 enjoyed a trip to Living Land at Detling. The pupils learnt about food, farming and countryside life. They particularly enjoyed the dancing sheep show. 🐑 🥕


Maisie in Year 5 has worked extremely hard to reach our 'Diamond' standard of presentation. Well done and keep up the hard work. 💎🖊️🌟🌟🌟


Our first group of Year 5 pupils have started their Bikeability course this morning. They have checked the safety of their bikes and are ready to learn some key skills to keep them safe when riding.


Well done to Keiva who took part in a Korfball tournament, representing our county. The team came runners up by just one point against London. 🏅🌟


Happy Birthday to Jessie, Nancy, Oliver P, Astrid, Eloise, Rubie and Arish who have recently celebrated their birthday.


We would love to have a copy of Suzy Orbit Astronaut for our school library.


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This morning we had a second scooter pod installed as a winner of the Active Travel prize draw. Thank you to and We're sure the children will make good use of the pod.


Our children have arrived at the 02 for the Young Voices concert. We hope they have an amazing evening and enjoy performing.


On Friday, to raise funds for Ukraine, we held a talent show at Holborough Lakes. We had an amazing showcase of talent, which included some singers, musicians and gymnasts.


Ria in Year 5, finally got to see her ‘Litter Angels’ poster up at McDonalds! Ria was awarded with her own poster and some meal vouchers! She also had the pleasure of meeting Tracey Crouch, who was impressed with all the work the school is doing to support sustainability.


Alfie and Ashton chose some books to share with their younger siblings. Thank you to and for your kind donations. We hope you enjoy sharing and spending time developing their love of reading.


Happy Birthday to Nyah, Anwuli, James, Tilly, Hazel, Mila, Javier, Joshua, Max, Saiya and Jessie who have recently celebrated their birthdays. We hope you had a great day.


After a visit from Holborough Hedgehogs, we are pleased to announce that we have a hedgehog in our house located in our wildlife area. We are running a poster competition to coincide with Hedgehog Awareness Week (1st-7th May) and the winner will be able to name our new resident.


Year 1 enjoyed a fabulous day at Tyland Barn pond dipping and hunting for minibeasts. 🐌🦟


As today is National Stephen Lawrence Day, Kaelan from Year 6 delivered an assembly to raise awareness of this important event. The key theme of the assembly was celebrating diversity and promoting inclusion. Kaelan linked this to our own core values.


Congratulations to Ria, the winner of the VIAT Public Speaking competition. Her speech on 'Adventures' was outstanding and the judges were impressed with the overall standard. Well done to Rohan and Ije who also took part and spoke about 'Dreams' and 'Innovation.


Would you like to join our friendly team? We're currently looking for a part-time receptionist and administrator - for full details, please see our website:


Space 2 Be Me offer informal coffee mornings, with an opportunity to meet with other parents and speak to one of their Family Support Officers. Please see the flyers for details.


Panda Class have been writing about dinosaurs. Amelia and Ziyah used fantastic descriptive words including 'meteor' and 'because', well done!


Meerkat Class have been using recycled materials to create their individual Fair Trade logos. When they are all made they will be pieced together to make an Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art.


On Tuesday Year 3 and 4 were Romans for the day. They tasted roman style food, made mosaics, learnt Latin, used roman numerals and practiced rituals using the shields they had made.


EYFS and KS1 enjoyed the Easter Puppet Show yesterday led by The Family Trust.


The Rocksteady Bands performed an amazing concert to their parents yesterday, well done to everyone who performed!


Thank you to our AMAZING PTA who have organised our Mother's Day Secret sale today! The children are having a great time shopping for their mums, step-mums, nans and aunties.


Happy Birthday to Isla, Aisha, Keiva, Alexander, Ava, Charlie, Alexis, Teddie, and Callum who are celebrating their birthdays this week and next week. We hope you have a great day!


Four of our Rights Respecting Ambassadors are at the Kent Reconnect Hackathon. They are using their passion, skills and expertise to work on finding a solution to help young people better engage with the climate crisis and have more impact when they are taking action.


Mr Anderson from SST visited us yesterday to lead a Shakespeare Workshop for our Year 5 pupils. They are rehearsing A Midsummer Night's Dream in preparation for their final performance with pupils form other primary schools on Friday! Thank you


On Friday, pupils from KS2 visited The Lenham School to participate in their Reading Café. They had a great time reading with the students and listening to Philippa Joyner read an extract of her book - Fiery Glen. Thank you


On Thursday, pupils from Year 5 and 6 participated in a VIAT Netball Match at Teh School of Science and Technology. They displayed excellent teamwork and sportsmanship! Well done!


Michael from Total Waste Management led an assembly for the children discussing waste management and learning how we can Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.


We hope our families who received complimentary tickets to the Charlton Vs Gillingham match last night had a great time.


Valley Park School Presents 9 - 5 The Musical 29th March - 1st April Please see the link below for details of how to purchase tickets.


Happy Birthday to Arjan, Jack, Lily-Rose and Phoebe who are celebrating their birthdays this week, we hope you have a great day.

Rights Respecting Schools Award

We were extremely pleased to be the eleventh school in the whole of Kent to have achieved the Rights Respecting Silver Award!

Achieving Silver: Rights Aware means there is evidence that:

  • Our school is explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture
  • We are promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout your school community
  • we are beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment
  • Children and young people are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.

You can see our accreditation report here.


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The Rights Respecting Schools Award programme supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in their practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the human rights of every person under the age of 18. The Convention is an international human rights treaty which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and ratified by the UK in 1991.

Here are the Rights

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. Schools can achieve a special award. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying. The Award is aimed at schools across the UK.

Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards recognition that they have embedded children’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos. Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards that cover:

  • the leadership of the school,
  • knowledge and understanding of children’s rights,
  • ethos and relationships,
  • the empowerment of children.

RRSA consists of three awards:

  • Recognition of Commitment (Bronze award)
  • Stage 1 (Silver Award)
  • Stage 2 (Gold award)     
Rights Respecting Schools Award Documents
RRS Articles
Out Right Assembly
Charter of Rights Guide
Children's Rights Flyer
RRSA Guide
RRSA Profiles
Assembly Charter
Universal Children's Day
Children in Need Assembly
The abcDe of Rights
World Religion Day
What is a Rights Respecting School?
The Lazy Person's Guide to Saving the World

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 07.03.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 28.02.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 14.02.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 07.02.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 31.01.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 24.01.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 17.01.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 10.01.22

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 13.12.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 06.12.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 29.11.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 22.11.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 15.11.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 08.11.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 01.11.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 18.10.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 11.10.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 04.10.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 27.09.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 13.09.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 06.09.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 28.06.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 14.06.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 06.06.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 31.05.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 24.05.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 17.05.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 10.05.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 03.05.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 26.04.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 29.03.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 22.03.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 15.03.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 08.03.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 01.03.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 08.02.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 25.01.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 18.01.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - 11.01.21

Rights Respecting Articles of the Week - Archived

Rights Respecting Date  
RRSA certificate.pdf 14th Mar 2019 Download
AoW World Immunisation Week Final 220421 v2 26th Apr 2021 Download
Article of the Week Article 29 Revisited FINAL 290421 04th May 2021 Download
AoW Foster Care Fortnight Art 9 and 20 Final 060521 10th May 2021 Download
AoW Article 19 and 34 130521 Final 17th May 2021 Download
Article of the Week Article 24 Revisited 25th May 2021 Download
AoW Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month FINAL 270521 1 28th May 2021 Download
AoW Article 40 FINAL 030621 07th Jun 2021 Download
Article of the Week World Refugee Day Final 100621 11th Jun 2021 Download
AoW Article 31 240621 Final 24th Jun 2021 Download
Article of the Week Articles 1 and 4 Final 1 16th Nov 2020 Download
Article of the Week 06.09.21 07th Sep 2021 Download
Article of the Week 13.09.21 13th Sep 2021 Download
AoW Article 28 and 29 Final 220921 27th Sep 2021 Download
Article of the Week Article 9 10 11 Final 1 07th Dec 2020 Download
Article of the Week Black History Month 04th Oct 2021 Download
AoW Article 24 World Mental Health Day Final 071021 1 08th Oct 2021 Download
AoW Slide Deck Article Pack Article 16 FINAL 141021 14th Oct 2021 Download
Article of the Week Article 26 and 27 FINAL 01st Nov 2021 Download
Article of the Week Remembrance Day 04th Nov 2021 Download
Article of the Week Anti Bullying Week 11th Nov 2021 Download
Article of the Week World Childrens Day 1 19th Nov 2021 Download
Article of the Week International Day of People with Disabilities 25th Nov 2021 Download
Article of the Week Human Rights Day 03rd Dec 2021 Download
Article of the Week Article 14 10th Dec 2021 Download
Article of the Week Article 29 NY 06th Jan 2022 Download
Article of the Week Holocaust Memorial Day 20th Jan 2022 Download
Article of the Week LGBT History Month 28th Jan 2022 Download
Own and British Values Assembly 03rd Feb 2022 Download
Article of the Week Safer Internet Day 03rd Feb 2022 Download
What is a rights respecting school information for parents and carers ver 3 11th Feb 2022 Download
Article of the Week Article 3 11th Feb 2022 Download
Article of the Week World Book Day 25th Feb 2022 Download
Article of the Week Supporting your response to the current crisis 04th Mar 2022 Download
Article of the Week International Womens Day 04th Mar 2022 Download