We are delighted to announce that we have taken the first step towards becoming a Unicef Rights Respecting School, having gained a Bronze award as part of our initial assessment.
Drawing attention to the rights of young people and helping them to understand what they should expect from society in terms of equality, freedom of speech, equality of education and the ability to share thoughts freely are all set in the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child. At Sheffield Girls’, we believe it’s imperative that our pupils learn about these rights and in doing so, it enables young people to learn how to have a voice.
The first stage involved submitting our initial evidence and silver action plan, with the aim of achieving Silver accreditation during the Summer Term 2021.
The Rights Respecting School Awards builds on a number of aspects of the education already provided at Sheffield Girls’. Gaining this award shows our commitment to teaching young people about rights, enabling us to address current societal issues, making them more prominent and relevant to pupils.
Speaking about the award, Head Mrs Gunson said:
“Sheffield Girls’ has firmly established values and puts students at the centre of everything we do. Gaining this accreditation as a Rights Respecting School allows us to gain recognition for the work we are doing in this area but also will help us grow as part of the process by making us look closely at ways we can build and improve.”