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Rights Respecting School Award
Sherwood Park School have received a Recognition of Commitment Certificate from UNICEF and are working towards level 1 of the Rights Respecting School Award.
As a school community we are working together to promote the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child in all that we do. Working towards the award has helped us focus and celebrate teaching and learning that encourages respect for ourselves and others and helped us further develop ways of involving all our pupils regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, disability, nationality, national origin, religion or belief and financial standing, to become more empowered in the day to day running and the strategic vision of the school.
Some of the ways we illustrate this is through embedding the articles into our policies, school improvement plan, our positive behaviour approaches and strategies, curriculum and planning. We want our children and young people to become leaders of the school, steering the school towards excellence, whilst developing citizenship and knowledge related to British values, examples of this are through our schools councils, the RRSA steering group, and the impact on future planning through their evaluation of individual lessons and in assemblies.
As a staff team we are committed to continuously improving best practise in this area, this is through innovative approaches to training and CPD for example our Senior Teaching Assistants take part in a termly “Pupil Walk” in which they put swap into a different class and put themselves in the shoes of an individual pupil, feeding back their experiences to the class team.
To find out more, please visit the RRSA website http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/ and to get involved or if you have any suggestions, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
- RRSA Steering Group
- Sherwood Park School IPSP Priorities
- FEJH Class Charter
- Overview of our RRSA so far
- Achieving the Rights Respecting Award Level 1