We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award. Our pupils and staff have worked incredibly hard to embed this into our school practice and are now working hard to achieve the Gold award.
At Grange we are explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our school development plan, practice and culture which goes hand in hand with our British Values and SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) work.
At Grange we strive to continually promote knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout our school community. This is particularly relevant as our pupils have their own range of needs and we strongly believe in advocating their needs and empowering them to advocate their own.
We are beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment. Our pupils agree on their own class charter. Each class also delivers an assembly on a relevant article fortnightly therefore reinforcing pupil voice and pupils’ confidence and public speaking skills.
Our young people are beginning to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally and we are promoting this through various activities, lessons and events throughout the year. Included in this is a focus on Fairtrade, using topics and themes as well as using subject areas to focus on global situations. We use the curriculum as a vehicle to ensure that our pupils are aware of current global issues. One example of this is a class reading a book on refugees and getting pupils to understand how children are affected by being refugees.
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