Warblington School is delighted to inform you that following our assessment visit on Friday 20th April 2018 we have met the standard for UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Award at Silver. Level 1 (Silver) is 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 5 secondary schools in Hampshire with a Silver or Gold award.
The full report can be read here 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 include 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 by. The first part of this will be to embed the school charter, based on our eight main rights, into the culture of the school. This will be a feature of our enrichment day later on this month.
Mrs Fletcher, Assistant Head Teacher