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UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Silver Award

We are delighted to inform you that Victoria Education Centre has been awarded UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Silver Award.

UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. 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. There are just over 1000 schools across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales that have achieved Silver and 400 schools that have been awarded Gold, the next step up and highest accolade granted by UNICEF.

We were assessed by a member of UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Schools Team. She was taken on a tour of the school by some of the students and met with a group of students to discuss how we support and learn about our rights through everything that we do within Victoria Education Centre. She also spoke to a number of staff across the school.

The feedback we received was extremely positive and it was superb to listen to the students discuss how they respect the rights of others and also how they feel able to talk about their rights too.

We have been awarded the Silver award, which is superb news and recognises that we are a rights-based community in which students are valued and able to thrive. Our next aim is to achieve the Gold award!

This is another fantastic achievement for us and an acknowledgement of the dedication of our amazing staff.

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