Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.
At Jubilee we know and understand that the child is paramount and we want to give them the best start in understanding their role in society and be able to make a difference to others their age within the word.
We have been a Rights Respecting School for the last 5 years. This means that we strive to show a clear commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and use this as a key driver for school improvement. All of our pupils and staff have a strong awareness of the rights of the child, relationships within the school are developmental, respectful and nurturing and we strive to empower our pupils so they have a sense of how they can be a positive voice for change both within our school and in the wider community.
We have had a long but successful journey to acquiring our UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting award. This award was given to us because we showed a commitment to making a change locally and globally and working to protect the children’s rights and the environment. The ethos here at Jubilee demonstrates that the pupils are engaged in using their voice and actions to work for change both in the school and beyond.
We have taken part in many campaigns such as the UNICEF ShoeShare campaign, which helped to provide children around the world with shoes that here at Jubilee we have grown out of. We also took part in the Outright campaign which focused on the rights of refugee children – especially their right to protection and their right to be with family. The campaign empowered children and young people to speak out and share their views on the refugee crisis.
Our pupils are clear about the role of adults within the school as being duty bearers and are are able to discuss the convention’s Articles and relate them to their learning across a range of subjects in the curriculum.
Article 12 (respect for the views of the child) Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously. This right applies at all times, for example during immigration proceedings, housing decisions or the child’s day-to-day home life.
For more information on The Rights Respecting Schools Award please click on the link below