Creating safe and inspiring places to learn
All Trust schools are working to achieve or maintain the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award.
This transformative award supports teachers to talk to children of all ages about the big issues facing the world today, from such things as the refugee crisis to climate change and the impact of the global pandemic. There are three stages to the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Its transformative and rigorous approach means the journey to the highest stage can take up to four years.
Together children and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.
A Rights Respecting School is a place where everyone can feel confident and encouraged to have their voice heard and listened to. The Award supports the values of the Trust, enabling them to be brought to life in our schools every single day.
There are four important areas of impact for children at Rights Respecting schools. These are improved:
- health and wellbeing
- participation and engagement
- self-esteem and confidence
As a result of a Trust wide approach to the Award we have set the following shared measures of success: