We are very lucky at Wormholt Park that we get to work and learn in such a wonderful school – our purposeful learning environment has not happened by accident, it is built on respect!
We have worked hard, over a number of years, to incorporate the ideals of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which was held to ensure that every child can grow, learn, be safe, be listened to and be treated fairly.
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to.
It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
Embracing these ideals means that Wormholt Park primary school is a rights respecting school; a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted.
We are very proud to be the only school in Hammersmith & Fulham to have achieved the Gold Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) – which is the highest level of the RRSA Award and is granted to schools that have fully embedded the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into their collective ethos and curriculum.
Our collective ethos supports the development of:
Children, at Wormholt Park, know they have their rights from birth, they are for life, cannot be taken away and are all equally important.
Underpinned by a common rights respecting language, our children learn about their rights by putting them into practice in school every day, whilst knowing that these rights apply in the wider world.
Furthermore, children are encouraged to locate their own identity and culture within a global context – creating global citizens!
The results of this are:
• Pupils feel valued,
• Improved self-esteem,
• Understanding and respect for other cultures, religions and beliefs,
• Strong pupil/teacher relationships,
• An absence of bullying.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child helps to define us and is part of our collective identity, so it is important to understand that RRSA is not an initiative; it is an overarching set of values that improve the climate for learning and in which, other initiatives can sit.
Our learning climate empowers children to always try their best, support each other and learn to their fullest potential, in a positive and calm school.
Promoting equality, diversity and inclusion is at the core of our identity and we are currently beginning our Gold Equalities Award journey to further demonstrate our commitment to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion – enabling us to showcase our on-going commitment to equality and allowing us to continue to grow as a school at the heart of our local community