Unicef Rights Respecting School


Millfields has been awarded Gold by Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School programme.

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Gold is the highest accolade given by Unicef UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life. There are over 400 schools across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales that have received Gold.

The school has been working with Unicef UK since [2004]. The school was awarded with the Gold certificate for the third time in July 2017.

The Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s planning, policies and practice.  A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.

Quote from our recent Gold/Level 2 Assesment in 2017:

“The headteacher stated simply ‘The UNCRC is something that’s embedded and enhances what we’re doing. It’s completely part of what we do.’ The core beliefs of the school include ‘Respect for the rights of all’; ‘A sense of security and belonging’; and ‘Responsibility for self and others.’ Since the previous Level 2 accreditation the school has developed ‘Democracy Week’, become a Global Learning Programme Expert Centre and an Ashoka Changemaker School….. The About section on the website clearly describes Millfields’ commitment to being rights respecting. Policies have been reviewed to make reference to the Convention; examples seen include Positive Behaviour, Anti-bullying, Collective Worship and the Promotion of British Values policies. …there is a collective responsibility to sustain RRSA. ‘Age phase leaders are champions and children are very aware of their rights.’ “

 

We are delighted and proud to be re-accredited as a level 2 Rights Respecting School for the third time.

Here is a copy of the report.