Kingsway Junior School is proud to be working with UNICEF to create a safe and inspiring place to learn where pupils are confident and happy learners, where children are respected and their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.
Our aim is to ensure that the Convention on the Rights of the Child underpin all that we do at Kingsway Junior School.
The award embeds these values in every day school life and gives pupils the opportunity to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible citizens.
The UNICEF Rights Respecting website states that
There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.
The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.
Previously, Kingsway Junior School was awarded the Bronze Award Level. We are currently continuing our journey and working towards the Silver award.
The Steering Group consists of pupil leaders from each class. They are the voice for the school and work together to ensure these rights are understood, promoted and embedded in school life.
The school community are updated via the school newsletter.
Articles of the week
Each week, classes focus on one key article. Class teachers and pupils discuss this article in detail and what it means for us at Kingsway Junior School.
This week's articles.....
Article 9 (separation from parents): Children must not be separated from their parents against their will unless it is in their best interests (for example, if a parent is hurting or neglecting a child). Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this could cause them harm.
Article 20 (children unable to live with their family): If a child cannot be looked after by their immediate family, the government must give them special protection and assistance. This includes making sure the child is provided with alternative care that is continuous and respects the child’s culture, language and religion.
Article 25 (review of treatment in care): If a child has been placed away from home for the purpose of care or protection (for example, with a foster family or in hospital), they have the right to a regular review of their treatment, the way they are cared for and their wider circumstances
Rights Respecting Mascot
The steering group created a whole school mascot. The children thought about key messages the mascot should advocate but also the rights it should promote such as the right to an education or the right to live without discrimination.