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Rights Respecting School

Warblington School is proud to be part of the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools award.  This means everything within our ethos and values is based around the human rights of all children.  Currently 1.5 million children in the UK attend a Rights Respecting School, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. 

 For more information about the award, please click on the link below.

https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/about-the-award/the-rrsa/

 As a Rights Respecting School, where children’s rights are promoted and realised, the adults and students work towards this goal together.  As part of our journey we are proud to be rapidly developing our student voice and student leadership opportunities.

 Since December 2016 we have been awarded our Recognition of Commitment by UNICEF and are aiming to apply for our Level 1 Award during the academic year.

 For details of the journey we will be taking as a Rights Respecting School, please click on the link below.

 https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2014/11/RRSA-journey_online_1-1.pdf

The Convention of Children’s Rights contains 42 rights that all children are born with.  To become more aware of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) please use the link below to down load your own copy.

 https://www.unicef.org.uk/what-we-do/un-convention-child-rights/

Warblington School is delighted to inform you that following our assessment visit on Friday 20th April we have met the standard for UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Award Level 1 (Silver). This an important milestone on the rights respecting journey and is a tremendous achievement for us.

We are now one of three secondary schools in Hampshire with a Silver Award and one of five secondary schools in Hampshire with a Silver or Gold award.

The full report can be read on our website however the highlights of the visit are below:

  • Warblington is a ‘highly inclusive school’ which seeks to support each pupil in achieving their full potential.
  • School leaders are fully committed to the principles and values of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).
  • Respect is an integral element of the school’s ethos and forms part of the school’s ‘PRIDE’ values (personal excellence, respect & friendship, inspiration, determination & courage and equality).
  • The school supports individual pupils in a variety of ways including through nurture programmes and a pastoral system.
  • Pupils were able to give examples of several rights they hold and they were clear that rights are inherent, universal and unconditional.
  • A positive and supportive learning environment was evident throughout the assessment visit.
  • Pupils listened carefully to the contribution of their peers.
  • Pupils said they felt safe at school.
  • The school makes good use of pupil leadership opportunities within the school which includes prefect and student ambassador roles.
  • Pupils’ awareness of the wider world is promoted through support of particular charities.
  • Pupil views are listened to and taken seriously.
  • The school’s ‘personal development learning’ programme helps supports pupils in having an informed knowledge and understanding of their health and well-being. Similarly, ‘careers information, advice & guidance’ provision is also made.

We are already making plans to develop our journey and are now using the Gold standards to measure our progress. The first part of this will be to embed the school charter, based on our eight main rights, into the culture of the school.