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 applied to become a UNICEF Rights Respecting School in September 2020 and was awarded the Bronze Award in Spring 2021.
Bronze involves raising awareness among our whole school community of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child (available from the UNICEF website).
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, pupils, staff, parents and Governors were surveyed so that the school could identify our starting point.
Please find below links to the various questionnaires we 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
Towards the end of November 2021, pupils chose 10 Articles from the UNCRC to form the Whitehouse Convention on the Rights of the child.
Those rights have been used to produce a list of Assemblies for the Summer Term.
The school was awarded Bronze in early Spring 2021 and is now working towards Silver.
An RRSA Committee, made up of pupils, Governors and teachers has been set up and the 1st meeting took place in late April 2021.