The Jenny Hammond Primary School in Worsley Road, Leytonstone, has made the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child central to its work

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Children at The Jenny Hammond School in Leytonstone with photographs they've taken as part of a bid for a UNICEF award. Children at The Jenny Hammond School in Leytonstone with photographs they've taken as part of a bid for a UNICEF award.

A primary school is aiming to be the first in Waltham Forest to achieve a United Nations award for respecting and teaching children’s rights.

The Jenny Hammond Primary School in Worsley Road, Leytonstone, was, in 2011, the first primary school in the borough to receive the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RSSA) and now it is aiming for Level 2 recognition.

Yesterday as part of the bid pupils displayed photographs they had taken which they felt encapsulated one of the articles from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

The school will be assessed at the end of the month.

Deputy headteacher John Yates-Harold said: “Every child is a valued member of our school community and the UNICEF Rights of the Child supports our commitment to empowerment.”

The RSSA recognises schools which make the CRC integral to planning, policies and practice by teaching children about their rights and demonstrating them in relationships between children, teachers and adults.

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8:55am Sat 5 Apr 14

myopinioncounts says...

With 'Rights' also comes 'Responsibilities' - I hope the school also teaches that ethic.
With 'Rights' also comes 'Responsibilities' - I hope the school also teaches that ethic. myopinioncounts
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9:33am Thu 10 Apr 14

Nick Hunt says...

The school does instil a strong sense of responsibility in its pupils, according to Oftsed. The most recent report is here -- it is ranked Good overall and scores Outstanding for Safety and Behaviour.

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The school does instil a strong sense of responsibility in its pupils, according to Oftsed. The most recent report is here -- it is ranked Good overall and scores Outstanding for Safety and Behaviour. http://www.ofsted.go v.uk/filedownloading /?id=1968183&type=1 Nick Hunt
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