As part of our school’s journey, we have now achieved the prestigious UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School gold award. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF for their commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Gold is the highest accolade given by UNICEF UK and shoes a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. There are only around 500 schools across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales that have achieved the gold award and we are very proud to say we are one of those schools.
To read our Rights Respecting Gold Award report click here
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) helps our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, will also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others. Our pupils already have some understanding of children’s rights in school and the wider world and at this stage we’d like to share some information with you.
At St. Cuthbert’s all of our adults are “duty bearers.” It is our role as duty bearers to ensure all children know their rights and the rights of all children in our school are being fulfilled.