Saltley Academy is a Rights Respecting School:
Since July 2016, Saltley Academy has been officially recognised by UNICEF as a ‘Rights Respecting School’ and granted the Level 1 award. We were the first Birmingham secondary school to receive the award. No school in the country has achieved the award as quickly as we did and we are now working towards Level 2.
It means the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is central and permeates all we do.
It means that our students understand their rights and their need to respect the rights of others.
It means that we are all committed to our pledge as a learning community:
‘Saltley Academy is founded on the principle of all respecting the dignity and rights of each and every individual. Respectful relationships are at the core of this learning community, which will enable our young people to respect all whom they meet and to understand and develop the skills they need to embrace the responsibilities of being an outstanding learner and an active, contributing and content citizen.’
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.