Rights Respecting
 

At Wormholt Park School we are very proud to have achieved our Level 2 UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award. Everyone has worked incredibly hard to achieve this award and it 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!

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 an ‘RR Star’ using our voice boxes. RR Star children get to spend one lunchtime a week on our Top Table!

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 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:

Eliminating discrimination
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.