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School's joy over rights rating
12:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
NORMAN Gate School’s staff and pupils are celebrating the school being re-accredited as a Level 2 Rights Respecting School.
The school was the first special school in the country to be accredited as a level 2 school in 2009.
The Rights Respecting School award is for schools who work with children to support the fulfilment of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Head teacher Christine Gayler said: “We worked with our children to help them understand that all children have certain rights and that we ask them to try to support these rights in their actions by showing respect to others and the environment.
“All our classes have a class charter, which the children draw up with the staff at the beginning of the year and everyone signs.
“Our home school agreement with parents is also written out as a charter showing rights and responsibilities.
“This work has had a very positive impact in school, with children learning and using the concepts and vocabulary with each other in context.
“We have developed a link with Kitiri School in Uganda, which has helped the children gain a more global understanding.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed reading letters from the children in Kitiri, replying to them and exchanging gifts and songs.
“I am very proud of this achievement.”
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