We are delighted to announce that Avon House 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. 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.
The accreditors recognised the following as particular strengths of our school:
• Children’s knowledge of rights – they were able to speak about rights confidently and articulately and were clear on the concepts of rights.
• The values of equality, diversity and inclusion underpin the life of the school and are lived on a day to day basis.
• Pupil voice in school life is strong with a number of mechanisms for listening to children used well.