Rights, Respect, Education
At Oak Lodge School we believe in teaching children to become rights respecting citizens within the school, the local community and the wider world and in preparing them so that they are able to make positive contributions to our society. The United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is rooted in our policies, curriculum and the ethos of our school.
We are now celebrating being awarded the Right Respecting School Award (RRSA) at gold level. The award is granted by UNICEF UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout their policies, practice and ethos.
In achieving ‘gold’ Oak Lodge have shown that they have embedded the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in its policy, practice and culture. Both children and adults continue to share a focus on each of the rights and these have become the centre point of learning and are demonstrated through assemblies, focus days, classroom practice and displays.
The pupils have played an integral part in gaining the achievement by being ambassadors for the rights of others, ensuring their voice is heard and being involved in the strategic decision making of the school.
The school had to demonstrate during its accreditation visit how it continues to meet the nationally agreed standards with both staff and pupils involved in the discussions throughout the visit, supported by Headteacher, Kieron Hudson and RRSA lead teacher Tom Walch. The school had previously been awarded the silver level award and is now pleased to have been able to show a stronger, more embedded commitment to children’s rights.