UNICEF award for specialist school

Gosberton House School pupils with UNICEF Rights Respecting award.
Gosberton House School pupils with UNICEF Rights Respecting award.

A special school has achieved an award from UNICEF which teaches young people about respecting other people’s human rights.

Gosberton House School offers specialist teaching for primary school-age children with autism and those with additional needs.

The school is now proud to announce it was secured a UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) level 1.

The award teaches children and young people to respect other people’s rights. It also helps them to learn about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC).

Miss Lee Gregory, deputy head teacher leading the award, said the school was ‘thrilled with the news’ it had been awarded the status.

She said: “We are extremely proud of all of our children and this wonderful achievement.”

Unicef’s glowing verdict on the school stated: “This is indeed a rights respecting school where pupil voice is strong, thoroughly listened to and where the language of rights is used by all to negotiate ways forward in relation to all aspects of the school and especially teaching, learning and behaviour.”

It added that the school was ‘exemplary;’ and said: “There is no doubt the convention’s values are embedded in the school’s total philosophy.”