Article 29 - your right to become the best that you can be.
"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." Silver Rights Respecting Award Report, 2019.
"The school is explicitly giving children access to their rights. They have ownership and social responsibility." Parent.
We want every child to understand and promote the shared values of our school - equality, respect, postivity, responsibility, kindness and courage. We feel that embracing the Rights of the Child alongside our school values we have developed a strong postitive ethos. Children can begin to make connections with the needs and rights of themselves and other children and learn more deeply about themselves in the process.
We have achieved Silver for Rights Respecting School Award and will soon be aiming for Gold. As a whole school community, we incorporate this into our every day practice.
We believe giving children responsibility in the leadership of their school plays an important part in their development as positive citizens. Below are our current Unicef Councillors. This position required children to apply and to be democratically elected by the other children in their class.
Cavendish Unicef Councillors taking part at Pupil Parliament.
We learned about how famous activists around the world got their voices heard through protest, art, poems and other medium. Watch the video below to get an idea of what we did on the day.
Watch the video below to meet our new Unicef Councillors and to see our fantastic class charters.
Take a look at last year's Unicef Councillors and Class Charters.