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 :
By learning about the Convention our children can find out that:
Date: 11 Oct
What is it: The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.
Rights Link: Article 24: Health and health services; Article 25: Review of treatment in care.
For World Mental Health Day we raised awareness and money by wearing a piece of clothing or an accessory that was yellow. We talked about the right to a healthy mind and body and took part in Yoga, Mindfulness Activities and worked on different sheets talking about what makes us unique and special and what we like about ourselves.
Welcome back to another year of being a Rights Respecting School. At the moment in school we are 'Rights Committed' which is a fantastic achievement for all of the children, parents and staff here at Timberley. We are now working towards our 'Rights Aware' award and therefore show everybody in our community that we have all got rights. So continue to come to our website to keep up to date on all the latest news that our steering group 'The Rights Respecting Group' have been up to!