Well done to all the children, staff, parents and carers and governors who have helped us on the journey to achieving this. We are the first school in Islington to receive this fantastic award!
What does this mean?
· Silver: Rights Aware is the second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award
· Silver: Rights Aware comes after Bronze: Rights Committed
· It is granted by Unicef UK to schools that show good progress towards embedding children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in the school’s policy, practice and ethos
· To achieve Silver: Rights Aware, our school was assessed by a Unicef UK RRSA assessor who looked at the whole of our school’s rights respecting work
· We are explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our policy, practice and culture
· We are teaching and Learning ABOUT Rights, THROUGH Rights and FOR Rights
· We are promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout our school community
· 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
· Children are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally
· We also model rights and respect in all our relationships: between staff (duty bearers) and all children (rights holders).
Well done and we look forward to continuing our journey towards GOLD: RIGHTS RESPECTING!
If you would like to find out more information about Rights Respecting Schools please look here: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/about-the-rrsa/
If you would like to find out more information about the Global Goals please look here https://www.globalgoals.org/
What does this look like at William Tyndale?
Our Pupil Voice is a group of approximately 40 children from across the school and is made up of a group of smaller sub-committees:
· School Council
· Playground Leaders
· Shed Monitors
· Lunch Hall Monitors
Children from Year 1-6 are voted for democratically and are in office for a year. They attend weekly meetings either in their sub-committees or as the whole Pupil Voice. They consult with classmates about issues in the school community as well as campaigns and global issues. Their contributions play an important role in school improvement at William Tyndale, in the local community and the wider world.