Lesson 2: Rights and responsibilities

Following on from Lesson 1, children learn about the responsibilities both adults and they have to help all children benefit from their rights

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand the responsibilities of both children and adults to help all children benefit from their rights

Statutory guidance

Pupils should know:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > L3. about the relationship between rights and responsibilities

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Give children examples of adults who might have responsibilities around rights e.g. teachers, parents/carers, the police or the local council.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to develop more ideas about children’s responsibilities, explaining how individual behaviour can affect others.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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