Abbey Hill Academy is a Unicef Rights Respecting School
Together we learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day.
Our award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. At Abbey Hill Academy, children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.
At Abbey Hill Academy it is important that our children feel:
SAFE in school
RESPECTED by and enjoy supportive relationships with the adults who care for them
ENGAGED within their education, their local community and the global agenda
Our students have studied the UN convention on the rights of the child. Together they have chosen 5 articles that they feel are important to us at Abbey Hill Academy:
All children have these rights, no matter who they are, where they live, what their parents do, what language they speak, what their religion is, whether they are a boy or girl, what their culture is, whether they have a disability, whether they are rich or poor. No child should be treated unfairly on any basis.
You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn't harmful to others.
You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life.
You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.
You have the right to play and rest.
Our ‘Rights Respecting Schools Ambassadors’ are leading the way.