Your rights

What young people think about rights

  • Each pupil should be given the ability to be in control of their own education.

  • 12 – 15 year olds are just as entitled to their rights as over 16 year olds.

  • It helps all young people feel equal to adults.

  • It helps us feel more respected.My Rights My Say logo


Your rights

Inclusive Education

How can sharing what it’s like to receive additional support in school help other young people?

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Your rights

Your right to have a say in the support you need at school

Find out about your rights to be supported, included, listened to and involved in decisions at school.

I want to know more about my rights. 


Mental health

It’s not easy to talk


Pupil participation

Pupil participation at school matters – here are 3 reasons why

Make your voice heard and get involved in making decisions that affect your education and well-being.

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Your rights

Pupil Voice: Respecting Children’s Rights at our School

Learning about your rights can help you feel more cared for and in control of your future. Find out more about the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Awards.

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Young people have a say

Young Ambassadors for Inclusion – Ask us, hear us, include us

The Young Ambassadors for Inclusion are pupils with diverse support needs, who are campaigning for everyone to be included, no one left out. They created a film which could allow their views to be heard and help school staff understand how to support pupils with additional support needs.


Your rights

Speaking up about mental health issues

Finding it hard to stay positive? Like lots of pupils, Jenna struggled with anger issues when she was having a hard time at school. She talked about how she was feeling and got support through her House Base.


Your rights

Sorting out issues – how I used my right to ask for an assessment

If you aren’t happy with one of your classes, you can ask to be assessed to find out what learning support will work better for you. Here’s how Josh had his say.


Your rights

How I got the chance to use my voice at school

Ever had a difficult relationship with someone at school? Find out how a meeting with her teachers helped Shannon have her say and make things easier for her.