Rights Respecting Schools
We are proud to be a Level 1 ‘Rights Respecting School’. This is an award given to schools by UNICEF, a leading organisation for children and their rights.
A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
The ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ (RRSA) helps our children grow into thoughtful, respectful and responsible young members of the school and wider community. By learning about their rights, our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
See our four focus articles below which are linked to our school values.
You can find out more about the award and work of UNICEF on their website.
Find out more about the work of our Right Respecting Ambassadors on their blog.
What's Happening for the Young? And WHY Are Children's Rights So Important?
This article from Unicef includes quotes from children at Thomas Buxton who attended the WHY? Festival.
"In October, Paul Harris from Unicef’s UK’s Rights Respecting Schools team delivered two workshops at the annual WHY? Festival, held in the Southbank Centre in London Waterloo."
Pupil Parliament is a progression from individual school councils and offers young people and
children the opportunity to discuss issues that are important to them with their peers from other
local schools within Tower Hamlets.
Pupil Parliament is a pupil led event. The topics are chosen by the pupils. Pupils that attend the
event develop their own questions and, based on the answers they receive, the pupils develop their
own action plans in partnership with pupils from other schools.