UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools

28th September 2017

We are pleased to announce that Highfield Middle School has embarked on a journey towards achieving the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award.

This is an accreditation we are keen to gain and will help us to ensure our pupils develop in many ways.

The Award is open for all schools: nursery, primary, middle, secondary and special. For us to receive the RRS Award, we must show evidence that we have reached the required standard in the following four categories, all of which contain elements contributing to the development of an active global citizen:
*leadership and management for embedding the values of the CRC (Children's Rights Convention) in the life of the school.
*knowledge and understanding of the CRC.
*rights respecting classrooms.
*pupils actively participate in decision-making throughout the school.

There are two levels to the Award. Level 1 describes a school which has made good progress across four key aspects of school life: leadership and management; pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the CRC; classroom climate and culture; and pupils’ active participation in decision-making. A Level 2 is awarded to schools which demonstrate that these principles are fully embedded in the life of the school.

Join us along the way on this journey.