Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award
Middleton is incredibly proud to be a Rights Respecting School. In December 2018, we were reaccredited with the Gold Award by UNICEF UK for 2018-21. We are the only school in Nottingham City to have this status,
We are a school where adults listen to children and where our children have a voice and are treated with respect at all times. We are a diverse school where different cultures are celebrated and we are proud to educate children as global citizens who show care and concern for each other.
The children's rights we foster are based on the United Nations Conventions on the Right of the Child (UNCRC). Article 29 underlines our school ethos:
"Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment."
To see the Articles in different formats, click here:
For more information on how we create a rights-respecting culture in school, click here;
Our RRSA Steering Group, comprised of children from across the school and several members of staff, meet weekly to discuss ideas and work on projects to help promote children's rights within the school and beyond. To see the latest news from the group, visit their page here in the News & Events section.
We believe that the impact of our rights respecting work in school helps foster strong relationships, improve children's understanding of the world and gives them the knowledge that their ideas and actions can make a difference. When children feel heard, empowered and engaged, we see a positive impact on achievement, attendance and behaviour.
To watch a video we made in 2017 to celebrate our Rights Respecting and International Schools work, click here: