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Glusburn School wins the ‘respect’ of the UN
7:00am Friday 6th December 2013 in News
Glusburn Community Primary School has gained international recognition for its efforts to respect the rights of children.
The school has been accredited with the Rights Respecting School Award Level 2 by United Nations body UNICEF.
Glusburn had earlier become the first school in North Yorkshire to achieve Level 1, and became the second to reach Level 2.
UNICEF assessors Mick Bradley and Beverly Noble have praised the school for its warm welcome when they visited earlier this year.
The pair said: “It was clear to the assessors during the visit that everyone places a real importance on developing and embedding a rights-respecting ethos.
“It was particularly notable that the Convention on the Rights of the Child and implementation of children’s rights are at the very heart of school governance.
“Children are involved in many aspects of decision-making and school improvement.”
Richard Hunt, the head of Glusburn School, paid tribute to Lynn Ashton, community cohesion co-ordinator.
He said: “Lynn’s superb leadership of the staff, pupils and governors has led the school to this award.
“We know that Glusburn School pupils get a great education in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy but they are also developed into being global citizens.”
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