Woodfarm High is a Rights Respecting School.
What is UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award?
UNICEF is a global charity which protects and supports children. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils. Click here for further information on RRSA.
We are committed to the principles and values of the UNCRC which are embedded in the ethos and curriculum of our school. We aim to educate our young people within a Rights Respecting School.
We will do this by:-
- Providing a coherent values framework which enhances school leadership and ethos.
- Developing our staff and pupils’ knowledge of the Rights of a Child, based on the Articles of the UNCRC, and how this can affect their own and others’ lives.
- Creating a range opportunties to encourage young people to engage in campaigns and advocate for the rights of others.
- Encouraging young people to develop a stronger sense of the need to act for global justice.
- Ensuring all young people have the opportunity to join the Pupil Parliament as ambassadors and influence school decisions.
- Creating displays around the school promote the UNCRC.
Young people, parents and staff have agreed our school charter based on the UNCRC.
UNICEF has acknowledged our commitment as a Rights Respecting School by awarding level 2 status; the first secondary school in ERC to achieve this award.