Rights Respecting Schools
Earlsfield is proud to have been awarded the UNICEF Level 2 ‘Rights Respecting School Award in the summer of 2012, and again in the summer of 2017.
This is the highest level of the Award. The RRS agenda underpins everything that we do at Earlsfield. Our policies, practice and ethos focus on children’s rights and how adults can protect them. These rights are published in the ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’ (UNCRC), in the form of ‘Articles’ for children under 18 across the world. We focus on specific Articles in assemblies, our curriculum learning and displays throughout the school.
As part of our Rights Respecting agenda, as well as the Whole School Charter, the children begin each year drawing up their class charter which sets out their shared expectations for the year. They think carefully about their rights and their responsibilities to themselves, their classmates and the school community. These are written by the children and referred to throughout the year.
So what other kind of things do we do?
There are lots of annual events that school gets involved with each year, such as Day for Change, Send My Friend to School, MUNGA, Refugee Weeks, Black History Month, Anti-Bullying Week.
The children have lots of fun acknowledging these events whilst learning valuable lessons around the part they have to play in the local and global community. Some of these events also raise money to support charities.