Bonner has achieved its first Rights Respecting School Award following a rigorous and very positive inspection from UNICEF. You can view the full report here. The Award has now evolved – we are now SILVER – RIGHTS AWARE, which is the second stage of the award and is granted by UNICEF UK to schools that show good progress towards embedding children’s rights into school policy, practice and ethos.
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is all about making sure that our children know and understand their rights by learning to respect the rights of others. We put the United Nations Convention of the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our policies and practice. We are continuing to develop our whole school community’s knowledge and understanding of the UNCRC and develop our global citizenship. We are aiming to achieve Gold: Rights Respecting which is the highest stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
We use Golden Rights to underpin our Behaviour and Discipline Policy. These Rights were written by a Focus Group which included children, teachers and parents, and the language was agreed in a vote that all the children took part in.
In 2017 classes took part in Outright week, with each learning about and campaigning for a different issue.
Our work celebrating Human Rights Day 2016, included Human Rights themed lessons, creating displays, and special assemblies. Here are some of the displays we created: