Kingsway Junior School is very proud to have been awarded the UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver Award. We now continue our journey towards the Gold award, with our Rights Respecting Steering Group leading the way.
Rights Respecting schools 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.
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.
Weekly Class Assemblies
Each week, classes focus on one key article of the Convention on the rights of the Child or a word that helps us to understand our rights and the rights of others. Class teachers and pupils discuss this article or word in detail and what it means for us at Kingsway Junior School.
This week's theme.....
THE RIGHT TO EDUCATION
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.