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UNICEF Rights Respecting School

The Rights Respecting School Award recognises schools that put the Convention on the Rights of the child at the centre of their school ethos and planning.

 

Timberley Academy received the Recognition of Commitment in February 2017 and we are now working towards achieving Level One of the award.

 

The steering group meets often and is made up of children, SLT, MLT and class teachers. All school stakeholders ensure values are reflected in our school vision and are central to our ethos and values.

 

The Conventions on the Rights of the Child consists of 54 Articles. A 'child' is defined as every human being below the age of 18. The key provisions are :

 

  1. The right to childhood
  2. The right to be educated
  3. The right to be healthy
  4. The right to be treated fairly
  5. The right to be heard
  6. The right to be safe

 

By learning about the Convention our children can find out that:

 

  1. They have rights
  2. They should be informed about their rights
  3. They should be helped to exercise their rights
  4. They should be able to enforce their rights
  5. There should be a community of interest to advocate young people's rights

 

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