Rights Respecting School
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Gold is the highest accolade given by UNICEF UK and shows a deep and thorough commitment to children’s rights at all levels of school life.
Northwood is a Gold Level Rights Respecting School (RRS). We have put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 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 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.
After further assessment we were very proud to be awarded Gold level RRS status in November 2018. It was a tremendous recognition of all the hard work from both children and adults alike.
Three years later, in October 2021, we were re-assessed by the Unicef Assessor and are very pleased to announce that we have been re-accredited as a Gold Rights Respecting School. The re-accreditation report confirmed that the Rights Respecting ethos is truly embedded in all that we do at Northwood.
The Gold level re-accreditation report can be viewed 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.
As part of our RRS work we support various charities, both local, national and international.
Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors have their own page on our website, as well as their own blog - please follow the links: