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Unicef Rights Respecting School: Silver - Rights Aware

Swanmore College is now a Unicef Silver Rights Aware School.

  • Our school is explicitly embedding the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture.
  • We are promoting knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout our school community.
  • We are putting into action and developing the plans outlined on our Action Plan for Silver, which we submitted to achieve Bronze: Rights Committed.
  • We are beginning to see the positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment.
  • Children and young people are beginning to see themselves as rights-respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.

Image showing the College's Rights Respecting Charter

What is a Rights Respecting school?

The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools to create safe and inspiring places to learn - where children are able to thrive, their skills are nurtured and they are respected. Schools work towards achieving the Award, and by doing that, these values are embedded in daily school life, giving children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are used as a guide. The CRC was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and the UK ratified it in 1991. It is the most widely adopted international human rights treaty in history and sets out the human rights of everyone under 18.

The UNCRC children's version

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Equalities Objectives Timeline

2021 - 2022

Achieve RRR School Bronze Award

2022 - 2023

Achieve RRR School Silver Award

2023 - 2024

All subject curricula content to be equality approved