At Wormholt Park School we are very proud to hold our Level 2 UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award. Everyone is now working hard for our Reaccreditation visit this Summer where we will be aiming to maintain this status, which is now called Gold! This award shows the caring nature of children at Wormholt Park School.
We are proud to be Active Global Citizens; the children do an amazing job of taking responsibility for their environment and playing an active and enthusiastic role in the life of the school.
Listening to our pupils' voices and celebrating their rights respecting behaviour is at the heart of everything we do.
Our new school rules are all linked to our rights too!
As well as embedding our Rights Respecting ethos into all lessons, each half term we like to dedicate time to learning more about the UN Rights of a Child. Each year group choose an 'article' and carry out fun and creative activities, including art and drama, based around this 'article.'
Children particularly enjoy these sessions, as it enables them to purely focus on our Rights Respecting ethos.
We learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and we know that all children have the same rights. We understand that with these rights comes responsibilities and we celebrate rights respecting behaviour by nominating each other to become a ‘RR Star’. Each week, the children celebrate their Rights Respecting achievements by nominating a friend to sit on 'Top Table' and enjoy an extra special lunch! These children are also acknowledged and celebrated each week during our whole school assembly.
We are so proud to have attained this award, as 'equality for all' is at the heart of everything we do at Wormholt. The people who assessed our initial application were really impressed with all the work that has been done.
“We were so impressed with the quality and presentation of your evidence; it was an absolute pleasure to verify. Thank you so much for your time and obvious commitment to this project. Your school sounds wonderfully inclusive and you are the first in Hammersmith and Fulham to achieve the award.”
Well done Wormholt!
Being awarded the Equalities award demonstrates that we are passionate about equality for all – irrespective of disability/SEN, ethnicity, faith or religion, gender and socio-economic background.
The EQualities Award was developed in response to the Equality Act 2010. The Act places both general and specific duties upon all public bodies, such as local authorities, schools and other state funded educational settings including children’s centres and academies.
The general duty (from April 2011) requires public bodies to have due regard to:
Advancing equality of opportunity
Fostering good relations
The specific duties (from April 2012) require local authorities and schools to:
Publish information which shows their compliance with the general duty
Publish specific and measureable equality objectives to meet the general duty
We have received an engraved contemporary wall plaque to mark our achievement, so look out for that in the office.