Rights Respecting Schools – Going for Gold!


Washwood Heath Academy has begun its campaign to become a Rights Respecting School.  Since January 2019, Washwood Heath Academy has been officially recognised by UNICEF as a Silver ‘Rights Aware School’.

It means the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child permeates everything we do from Primary through to Sixth Form.

It means that our students understand their rights and their need to respect the rights of others. This is inherent in our Anti-bullying Pledge.

It means that all duty bearers at Washwood Heath Academy are committed to ensuring dignity and equity for our entire school community.

This is reflected in our assemblies, in our lessons, in our enrichment activities and every part of our Academy life to enable us to fulfil our vision and give our students the best preparation for adult life.

To see the Convention, please click here to see it on the UNICEF UK website.

Rights Respecting Schools – working towards Silver!


Washwood Heath Academy is a Rights Respecting School.   We currently have the Bronze award for Rights Respecting Schools, and are working towards the Silver award.   We are continuing to work hard to promote children’s rights through our assemblies, PSHE programme and lessons in school.   Respect is also central to our HEARTS ethos, which underpins the behaviours we expect from all of our students.   We have a steering group in place which is formed from a range of students across the school, which gives them a formal platform to express their views and opinions on matters affecting them.   The children act as advocates for Rights in the Academy, and proudly wear the Rights Respecting Schools badge!   If you would like any more information, please contact Mr Carter or Mr Davy.