As you are all aware, Foreland Fields School has been working towards Level 1 of the Rights Respecting School Award. Sarah Thorp, our Head of Junior Department, has worked with UNICEF representatives, school staff and, most importantly, your children, over the past year to ensure that our school respects the rights of all children, as detailed in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and ensures they are embedded into daily life. We believe that through ensuring that these rights are met, we are providing our pupils and students with the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
Over the past year we have focussed on many issues both locally and globally. The main area we have had to address, and that which has taken up so much of our time, has been the move of school. The newly launched School Council had overall responsibility for choosing the new name of the school, the school logo and various new clubs and resources. The Council has also been active in encouraging online safety - even producing their own online safety video.
We have also, as a school, acknowledged and raised funds for charities both nationally and across the world, e.g. Love in a Box (underprivileged children across Eastern Europe), Children in Need (disadvantaged children and young people across the UK) and Red Nose Day (those in need across the UK and Africa).
We have our final assessment for the award on Wednesday 10th May. Assessors would like an opportunity to meet with pupils/students, staff, governors and parents/carers. We are therefore asking for volunteers to come into school to meet with UNICEF assessors to talk about how the Rights Respecting School Award has impacted on both the school and their child. We feel very strongly that the Rights Respecting School Award compliments the values and ethos of Foreland Fields School and would welcome your support to ensure that the school receives the recognition it deserves.
If you would like, or are able, to meet with the UNICEF Assessor on May 10th (time to be confirmed), please contact the school office. We will be in contact to finalise arrangements nearer the time.