We are proud to announce that we are now a
UNICEF Rights Respecting Silver School.
We achieved Silver status in December 2020.
The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
The UK committee for UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
What does William Bellamy do as a Rights Respecting School?
- Class charters – Each class creates their own class charter. Children choose 5 rights that they think should be a focus for their class and decide how they will respect these rights. This is signed by all pupils and staff.
- Article of the month is discussed in school assemblies and displayed in classrooms.
- Rights are displayed around school in order to embed.
- William Bellamy takes part in UNICEF’s Yearly Outright programs and takes part in Rights Respecting days and lessons to deepen their understanding of rights.
- Teachers embed rights throughout the curriculum in order to encourage children to become global citizens who are able to discuss and consider the rights of other children who may not have access to all their rights.
- Rights are a part of school policies.
- Children play a part in making decisions in school about how their rights are respected.
- The school takes part in a range of fundraising activities where children can explore the ways that they can make a difference.
For more information about the Rights Respecting School Award please visit the link below.