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Unicef Rights Respecting Award

An important part of the academy’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of welfare is our commitment to achieving the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award.

The academy has already been recognised as being committed to the principles of the Rights Respecting Schools which are based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

While the academy supports all of the articles in the convention many of which can be recognised in our safe guarding policies, we have identified a number of articles that fit especially well with our ASPIRE ethos and our aspirational targets.

UNICEF Articles


Every student has the right to an education, and the school must help develop the student’s personality, talents and abilities. (Art. 28, 29)


The Academy will work in the best interest of the student at all times; regardless of individual differences. (Art. 2,3)


The school must do all they can to protect the staff and students from all forms of violence; this includes any form of bullying. (Art. 19)


Every student and member of staff must be free to express their thoughts, beliefs and religion, but they must also respect the views of the people around them. (Art. 12, 13, 14)


Every child has the right to a standard of support that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs.

(Art. 27)


Every student has the right to join in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

(Art. 31)


We will encourage our students to understand, engage with and support the principles expressed within the convention through their personal conduct and learning experiences.

To recognise the contribution of students the academy has incorporated the Rights Respecting Schools Award into our aspirational targets and reward system.