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We are a Silver Award Rights Respecting School

02/07/21

We are a Silver Award Rights Respecting School Image
This week we had our official visit from a UNICEF Professional Adviser who assessed us for the Silver Rights Aware School Award. They assessed the work we've been doing, spoke to pupils and teachers from across the school and confirmed that:
  • Our school is explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our policy, practice and culture.
  • We are promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout the school community.
  • We are putting into action and developing the plans outlined on 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.
  • Our pupils are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.
We are awaiting the official report which we look forward to sharing with you, but we have been given permission to let everyone know that we received the Award which we're absolutely delighted about. This has been, and continues to be, a truly enriching experience for the whole St. George's community, and allies so well with our core ethos and values. Thank you for your support and involvement as families and well done to all the pupils who have really grasped this opportunity to learn about their own rights and the rights of others far beyond the school walls who may need advocates to help them achieve the rights they are entitled to. We have a school full of 'global citizens' and I am an extremely proud Headteacher (again) today. 

A sincere thank you and well done to Mrs Tieppo who has guided us all through the process to get to this point. In a year with so much happening, to have achieved this Award as well really is down to her hard work and commitment, and that of every single pupil and teacher, all of whom have really taken the UNCRC on board. Below we've added a video which formed some of the evidence we submitted for the Award. It's a long one (11 minutes) but if you have time, you may wish to see how the whole school got involved and how far reaching the programme really is.