We are now proudly a ‘Gold: Rights Respecting’ School, meaning children’s rights are at the heart of all we do in school. From the youngest to the oldest children, we use rights as an example for how to lead our lives, to respect others and ensure everyone is treated fairly. This starts with promoting a fundamental understanding of what the rights are and what they are about. Daily life in school is rights-respecting and children are able to talk about how rights impact their lives and the lives of others. Children know that they can make a difference in school, that their voice is heard and that the school cares about them and values their opinion. Through learning about the rights of others locally and globally, alongside a focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, our children are becoming increasingly passionate about taking action to challenge injustice. We are proud to offer children a platform to enable them to make a difference in this world and grow up as rights-respecting ‘citizens of the future’.
For more information about the award, see UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Award website:
This slideshow, which we created as part of our accreditation evidence, shows how rights are embedded across the school: