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Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award 

In February 2024 Eastbury Community School was awarded The Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award. 

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children, and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Silver is given to schools that make excellent progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum. 

Staff and students from all three phases of ECS - Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form were involved in the accreditation visit where they spoke about the work done in school to learn about right, through rights and for rights.  

Students explained how they learn about rights throughout the curriculum, in tutor times and assemblies and why this is important – ‘if people don’t know about rights, how are they meant to respect them?’ 

They spoke proudly of the opportunities they have in school to demonstrate their rights through the range of student voice and leadership groups including School Council, Peer Mediators, and Mental Health Ambassadors.  

The Rights Respecting Schools Assessor particularly commended us on the work done to keep our students safe, from work in the curriculum to access to support in school. The strength of student voice and its impact on decision-making throughout the school was recognised alongside the wide range of opportunities students have, to develop their skills as active global citizens.  

‘Achieving the Silver RSS award reflects the importance we as a school community place on encouraging all our pupils to reflect on their place in the world, and how they can and do make a difference. The world is an ever-changing landscape, in order to prepare all our young people for the unknowns of the future, we have to give them the skills to articulate their views, to understand the rights they have and how they need to protect them, not only for themselves, but for others as well. This is another example of how the staff, pupils, governors and parents are a constant source of inspiration to me, and I am so proud ECS has achieved Silver, keeping children and their rights at the heart of a school. Many thanks to the staff, pupils and governors for their incredible hard work and dedication.' 

Ms Sharon Gladman- Executive Headteacher  

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