Rights Respecting School

In June 2022 the school received the bronze award for becoming committed to The Rights Respecting School Award.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.

The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards the recognition that they have embedded children’s and young people’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos. Schools are required to implement three evidence-based strands that cover the leadership of the school, knowledge and understanding of children’s rights, ethos and relationships and the empowerment of children and young people.

There are three levels to the Award:

You can find out more at About Us – Rights Respecting Schools Award (unicef.org.uk)

To achieve bronze we carried out an audit of school specific data linked to rights including survey’s with staff and pupils. The findings were shared in home room classes. We then created our action plan for achieving silver which we will be aiming to achieve over the next few years.