A Rights Respecting School

Admiral Lord Nelson School is proud to be a Gold level Rights Respecting School!


In July 2023 we successfully achieved our reaccreditation for our Gold RRS Award. This means that we continue to base our ethos and values around the human rights of all children as written in the UNCRC (what’s that?) in 1989. 

Over the years we have worked really hard as a school to become a GOLD Rights Respecting School and in July 2023 we were awarded the prestigious GOLD Rights Respecting School Award for the third time in a row. In our re accreditation process, the assessors included the following in their report: 

Strengths of the school include:

  • Rights are explicitly linked to all areas of the school’s work: they are visible on displays, linked across the curriculum and very prominent on the website and school communications.
  • Consistent messaging about rights and respect underpinning every dimension of the school’s work.
  • Inclusion is strong: all children feel valued and supported to be the best they can be.
  • Student voice is valued highly, and the range of student voice groups give ample opportunities for all young people to put their suggestions forward and for these to be acted upon.

At the heart of Admiral Lord Nelson School is the UNCRC.

There are 42 rights that are directly relevant to ALL children. They are born with them. EVERY CHILD HAS THEM!

You can download your own copy of the UNCRC right here, so that YOU know them too. Do you?

Our school community has devised our own ALNS Charter in which we have selected the articles relevant to us that we all strive to uphold every day through respectful and responsible behaviour at the heart of this remains the UNCRC.

“Dear Teachers:
I am a survivor of a concentration camp. My eyes saw what no person should witness. Gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot and burned by high school and college graduates.

So I am suspicious of education. My request is: help your students become more human. Your efforts must never produce learned monsters, skilled psychopaths, or educated Eichmanns. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are important only if they serve to make our children more human.”

Haim G. Ginott