Gold: Rights Respecting School Award
Thank you very much for hosting our visit last month.
I am delighted to confirm that the Accreditation and Standards Committee agree that sufficient evidence was provided in the report to award The Jenny Hammond Primary School with UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award at Gold: Rights Respecting.
Please pass on our congratulations to your pupils, colleagues and parents for their contribution and commitment to RRSA. I have attached your assessment report providing detailed feedback from our visit and recommendations for the school.
We will also add your school to the list of schools on our website that have achieved Gold.
RRSA Professional Adviser – East London and the South East
UNICEF Fundraising - 2.6 Challenge
All roads at The Jenny Hammond Primary School lead to United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child.
At Jenny Hammond Primary School, we are committed to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Click this link to see a summary of the UNCRC.
We began our journey in 2010; we were the first primary school in Waltham Forest to be awarded Level 1 of the Rights Respecting School Award in December 2011.
We learn about rights, through rights and for rights. Our aim is to 'create brilliant citizens'.
What is the RRSA?
The letters RRSA represent 'Rights Respecting School Award'. The award is given by UNICEF to a school for recognising the 'rights' of a child.
There are 3 awards, they are:
Bronze - Being Rights Committed.
Silver - Being Rights Aware.
Gold - Being Rights Respecting.
The Jenny Hammond Primary school was awarded the Bronze Award in 2011 and have Being Rights Committed since then. We were assessed for the Silver Award in April 2019 and proudly achieved Being Rights Aware.
The Global Goals are linked to the rights of the child at The Jenny Hammond Primary School.
Year 5 study topic : Goal 14. Life Below Water
Children learning how littering, overfishing and emissions can affect seas, lakes, rivers and everything that lives there through their topic 'wild waters'.
Year 4 study: Goal 15. Life on Land
Year 4 children learning to protect forest and land, mountains, animals and plants, and why no-one should waste nature’s resources through studying 'The world's Kitchen and One Planet .
Goal 4. Quality Education
Our school leader’s aim is to provide all children a good education at Jenny Hammond education and opportunities to learn to read and write.
Goal 5. Gender Equality
Girls and boys in our school have equal rights and opportunities in all respects.
Goal 6. Clean Water and Sanitation
Children have clean water, clean hygienic toilets at school .
Goal 13. Climate Action
Children should learn how to combat climate change, and be able to demand that adults, e.g. decision-makers, do the same.
Right of the Week Plan 2020-2021
- Articles 2 & 13 – LGBT+ History Month
- Articles 2, 14 & 30 – World Religion Day
- Articles 24 & 28 – Balancing Rights
- Articles 2, 19, 37 & 39 – Holocaust Memorial Day
- Articles 1 & 4 – World Children’s Day
- Article 2 – Non-discrimination
- Articles 2, 12, 19 – Anti-Bullying Week Articles
- Article 3 – Best interests of the child
- Article 6 – Life, survival and development
- Article 7 – Birth registration, name, nationality, care
- Article 8 – Protection and preservation of identity
- Articles 9, 10 and 11 – Staying in contact with your family
- Article 12 – Respect for the views of the child
- Article 13 – Sharing thoughts freely
- Article 14 – Freedom of thought, belief and religion
- Article 15 – Freedom of association
- Articles 16 – The right to privacy
- Article 17 – Access to information
- Article 19 – Protection from violence, abuse and neglect
- Article 23 – Children with disabilities
- Article 24 – Health and health services
- Article 24 – Mental health
- Article 27 – Adequate standard of living
- Article 28 – The right to education
- Article 29 – The goals of education
- Article 30 – Minority or indigenous groups, culture, language and religion
- Article 31 – Rest, play, culture and arts
- Articles 32 and 35 – Protection from harmful work & prevention of abduction, sale and trafficking
- Article 38 – Protection from war
- Article 42 – Knowledge of rights
- Article 45 – Unicef can provide expert advice and assistance on children’s rights
At The Jenny Hammond Primary School, we learn about the UNICEF Rights through studying each article fortnightly. Our aim is to teach children their rights throughout the year linking it with special celebrations, lessons and important days.
How can you help?
We welcome support from parents/ carers and the community to help us develop RRSA at The Jenny Hammond Primary School.
Questions for discussion at home:
- What are the rights of a child in the UNCRC?
- How many articles do you know?
- Do children in different countries have the same rights as you?
- Should all schools be rights respecting schools?
- How do you respect your rights and the rights of others at school and at home?
- What could we do to help children whose rights are not respected?
- Should all children know about their rights? Why?