Unicef Rights Respecting School Silver Award
In October 2018 we achieved the Bronze Award which means that we are committed to placing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our school ethos. As part of our ongoing commitment to embedding these rights we have been working hard to embed knowledge and understanding of rights through assemblies, PSHE activities, newsletters and website updates. We have also encouraged students to be change-makers through campaigning and raising money for charities, successful campaigns include wearing odd socks to raise awareness of Anti-bullying week and the Unicef Shoe share when we collected over 300 pairs of shoes. As a result of this hard work and a rigorous assessment led by UNICEF representatives we are pleased to announce that Kingsbury High School has been awarded the Silver Award. The Silver Award is granted by Unicef UK to schools that show good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos, and this now means that we are a rights aware school.
Article 3 (best interests of the child) The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children.
Article 42 (knowledge of rights) Governments must actively work to make sure children and adults know about the Convention.