Rights Respecting School
Ferndown Middle School is proud to have been a Level 2 UNICEF Rights Respecting School since December 2016 and actively teaches our pupils about the rights that they have, under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We also ensure that our pupils know about their responsibilities (actions) and how these go hand in hand with their rights. We have a Rights Respecting School (RRS) steering group, known as Pupil Voice, which comprises a selection of pupils from across the school. It is this group which helps to decide on how best to educate the school community about the UNCRC.
As a school, we believe in our pupils being involved in the school and having the responsibility for developing some of the rules and policies that affect them. Pupil Voice has helped to rewrite the school’s Whole-school Charter and, along with the School Council, has previously worked hard in creating the dining room charter.
As a school community, we are now continuing our work as a RRS having achieved the level 2 award.