Rights Respecting School

 

Staff and pupils are working hard to put children's rights at the centre of all we do here at school. Many schools throughout England, Wales and Scotland have already achieved this award and schools in Northern Ireland are starting to follow suit

UNICEF is a world leader in children's rights and we as a staff are delighted to be working within their guidelines to achieve recognition. We are committed to being a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Here are just a few examples of steps we have taken:

  • Had a super hero themed assembly and launch day attended by none other than Iron Man himself!!
  • Elected a student council that has been able to make lots of changes including introducing a new senior school uniform
  • Invited politicians to school
  • Student Council trip to the NI Assembly
  • Class Charters introduced
  • Prizes for ‘class of the week’
  • School links including our ‘Article 31 Project’ with the Assumption Grammar, focusing on the right to leisure and culture
  • Fundraised for Children in Need, Fountain Foodbank, the Shoebox Appeal and other charities
  • Purchased communication and sensory equipment to meet the needs of all our pupils
  • ‘Active Friday’ clubs introduced along with ‘The Daily Mile’ and the creation of a cycle track
  • Awareness raising displays, lessons and assemblies held
  • We are delighted to tell you that last year we were assessed by UNICEF and achieved Level 1 of the award.
  • We will keep you up to date with the latest news on our Rights Respecting Journey!