At Osmani, we are extremely proud to have achieved the Silver accreditation as part of the Rights Respecting Schools Award and we are now working towards becoming a Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting School. A Rights Respecting ethos is at the heart of everything we do at Osmani, helping us to ‘fulfil our potential and reach for the stars’.
Where do the Rights come from?
On the 20th November 1989, the world leaders came together and made a set of promises for every child on earth. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international statement of all of those promises. UNICEF protects and promotes those rights.
These rights try to make sure that every child is healthy, receives an education, treated fairly and always listened to. They also make sure that all children are safe and protected from violence, abuse and exploitation.
Have a closer look at The UNICEF Rights in Child Friendly Language – https://www.unicef.org/rightsite/files/uncrcchilldfriendlylanguage.pdf
You can read about what our assessor thought of our RRSA work in Summer 2017.
The Osmani School Rights Respecting Ambassadors is a representative group of pupils elected by their peers to represent their views and raise issues concerning them. The Osmani School Rights Respecting Ambassadors is made up of two representatives (a boy and a girl) from each class from year 2 to year 6 including pupils with SEND. Rights Respecting Ambassadors bring the views expressed in class to council meetings. During these sessions, ambassadors discuss areas that are going well within the school and areas for improvement. These views are then fed back to the school’s senior leadership team, teachers and pupils.
The Rights Respecting Ambassadors through our Golden Rights hopes to help children to:
Meetings are held weekly on Thursdays from 2:45pm to 3:15pm. Topics covered last year have included health and safety, trips and visits, lunchtime issues and the curriculum. Minutes are displayed in the Reception area.
The Rights Respecting Ambassadors have chosen UNICEF as the charity of the year.