UNICEF Rights Respecting School

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


Please click here to watch St Mary's UNICEF Assemblies for 2020 to 2021


 "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 2018


Check out the great UNICEF resources below. 



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 Art Project


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!

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


Click here to watch the Year 6 pupils give their views about the importance of 'Black History' to BBC Newsround.


"The school has also established itself as an ambassador for children’s rights by offering support to other schools on their RRS 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 schoolmeans that every day is takeover day!"

UNICEF Gold Award Report 2018