Student Voice, Having a Voice, Having a Choice
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international agreement that 192 countries worldwide, including the United Kingdom, have signed up to. The Convention gives all children and young people under the age of 18 years old their own set of rights or “articles”. Article 12 of the UNCRC (United Nation Convention on rights of the Child) states that:
“Children and young people have the right to express opinions on matters which affect them and to have those opinions taken seriously.”
At Kingsmead students and adults work together as partners to ensure the best possible learning environment for all. Students have an important part to play in helping the school to improve in every aspect of school life.
This means providing students with a structured opportunity to have a say in decisions that affect them. Students will be certain that their voice will be heard and they will play a part in making decisions that affect the whole school.