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Rights Respecting School Award

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We are delighted to be the first school in Wolverhampton to achieve the Gold Level of the 'Rights-Respecting Schools Award', which we received following an accreditation visit from a UNICEF advisor in February 2023. This award recognises our achievement in putting the 'United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child' at the heart of everything we do. We are especially proud of the way our pupils always feel empowered to take action on a whole range of issues including climate change, mental health and health systems around the world. Please see the PowerPoint of evidence above which showcases the work that we do to embed rights throughout the policy, practice and ethos of Uplands.

Over 1.6 million children in the UK go to a Right’s Respecting school and Uplands is delighted to be a part of this number. The award is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. These rights are what a child needs to survive, grow and fulfil their potential.  Research has shown that as a result of participation in the Rights Respecting School award, children at schools who have progressed through the award

  • are healthier and happier

  • feel safe

  • have better relationships

  • become active and involved in school life and the wider world

The award supports whole school communities in the following areas:

  • Children have a shared understanding about everyone’s rights and a commitment to respect these

  • There is a culture of Respect in a rights respecting school

  • There is a sense of engagement with a shared sense of community and belonging

  • There is a culture where pupil voices are heard and valued

  • Global citizenship whereby children believe they can make positive changes to the world

  • Children develop self-esteem and value themselves as well as others

Our pupils speak with confidence and passion about their rights and they feel valued, respected and listened to within our school community. They are empowered to make a difference to the lives of themselves and others in the world.

A team of Ambassadors are elected to work alongside Mrs Lane our Right’s Champion to promote a Right’s respecting culture throughout school. From our beginnings in 2017 to Silver accreditation in 2018 and now assessed for Gold level in 2023 we feel that right’s education is embedded at Uplands so that it runs as a golden thread through all we do.



Any further information may be found at

Click here to view a presentation created by students at Uplands Junior School.

Please click here to view the Children's Rights poster

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