Strathmore School has been working with the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools scheme for the past 2 years. UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation for children and their rights. UNICEF works with families, local communities and governments in more than 190 countries to help every child survive and flourish
After achieving Rights Respecting Schools Silver in November 2017, we are now working towards Rights Respecting Schools Gold
At Strathmore School we firmly believe that we put the CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD at the heart of everything we do: our ethos, culture, communication and curriculum. We strive to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their fullest potential.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a universally agreed set of non-negotiable standards and obligations. These HUMAN RIGHTS set minimum entitlements and freedoms that should be respected and put into effect by governments.
We are confident in this therefore we ask UNICEF to recognise this, too.
Our students’ council has a special role in this. Student representatives make up our steering group which is supported by a teacher, a governor and a parent. They work towards bringing the convention closer to our pupils in a way that will support them to develop their language, understanding and active participation in their own rights.