At Whitehouse Community Primary School, we are committed to continuously improving our provision to enable all the children in our care to develop into happy, caring, responsible and pro-active citizens ready to make a positive contribution to society.
With this in mind, the school has recently applied to become a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We are currently working toward Bronze which involves raising awareness among our whole school community of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child (available from the UNICEF website). As a school we decided to use the Save the Children child-friendly version of the document which we have adapted to serve our needs.
The process started with Mrs Gelling doing a presentation to staff and children in early September and from next week all school assemblies will be linked to UN Convention on the Rights of the child.
In September and October 2020, we will be surveying pupils, staff, parents and Governors to identify our starting point We will then recruit a Committee made up of children from all year groups whose job will be to ensure that children’s rights are at the heart of everything we do at Whitehouse.
We have started talking to pupils about the award and about children's rights and have been really impressed by their willingness to get involved as well as by the maturity of their answers.
Please find below links to the various questionnaires we have used.
Pupil Questionnaire - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DNF5LW8
Parents' Questionnaire - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XNFXNKV
Governors' Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8HZR7FQ