Northwood is a Rights Respecting School (RRS). The Rights Respecting School Award is based on UNICEF’s United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We have put this convention at the heart of our school’s culture and ethos. This helps us to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their fullest potential, equipping pupils to become Rights Respecting global citizens.
Everyone at Northwood actively promotes the rights of the children at Northwood and we expect all pupils to take their responsibilities very seriously.
We first made a commitment to becoming a Rights Respecting School in 2013 and were very proud when, in April 2016, UNICEF's RRS Assessor visited the school, and, following a rigorous assessment, granted Northwood the Level 1 (Silver) RRS accreditation. The report issued following the assessment can be found below:
The articles that make up the UNCRC can be accessed via a website that the children have produced:
or from the UNICEF website:
Please take time to read them, and whenever you are in school do take a look at the Rights Respecting School displays in the hall and library.