Respect for school

Crosby High School has been awarded a Level 1 Rights Respecting School Award by UNICEF UK, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award recognises schools which show a commitment to promoting children’s rights and encourage children and young people to respect the rights of others. Crosby High School is the first special school in Sefton to receive a Level 1 award.

Crosby High has been working with UNICEF UK since May 2010 and has been awarded with the Level 1 certificate to mark their achievement at a special ceremony at the school.

Crosby High headteacher, Toni Oxton-Grant, said: “We were very keen to work with UNICEF UK on the rights respecting school Initiative and embed the United Nations convention on the rights of the child into the school culture.

“Respect has played a major part of their learning and is the main ethos of our school. We are delighted to receive the award and so are all the staff, governors and pupils. Special thanks must go to our music teacher, Sian Banks, who led on the project and made this happen.”

UNICEF UK programme director for rights respecting schools, Frances Bestley, said: “We are delighted that Crosby High School has fully embraced the CRC and is being accredited with UNICEF UK’s rights respecting school Award. The school impressed us by how they actively promote children’s rights and how knowing about rights led to a strong sense of respect between pupils and staff.”

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