Unicef Rights Respecting School
The UK Committee for UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured, and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
We are thrilled to share with our students, families, staff, friends and wider community that we have achieved Silver: Rights Aware, of the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Achieving Silver is recognition that Bow School has shown good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos. Having attained Silver means that:
- Bow school is explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture.
- Bow School promotes knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout your school community.
- We have put into action and developed the plans outlined in our Action Plan for Silver, which we submitted to achieve Bronze: Rights Committed.
- We are beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment.
- Children and young people are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.
In June, a UNICEF Assessor visited Bow School and praised the excellent work integrated rights across the curriculum, students knowledge and confidence of these rights, how our carefully planned enrichment activities impact positively on student confidence, and much more. The Assessor recognised evidence of proactive engagement, that our Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme having some impact and supporting confidence and that our students are able to communicate their ambitions, aspirations and how this helps them to take responsibility for their learning.
We look forward to continuing to embed the Rights of a Child into every strand of school life and working together to achieve Gold: Rights Achieved.
Click here to see Convention on the Rights of Children
Click here to see presentation about RRSA for Staff and Governors
" We have mapped how every part of our teaching curriculum in every subject help promote our role as a Rights Respecting School" Click here to see Our Big Map Ideas