We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School!
Glasshouses Primary School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. Throughout the year we have worked hard to create a culture for pupil voice to be heard and be a real part of developing the school through the introduction of Pupil Leadership Teams, House Captains, developing our positive behaviour values - ‘CHAMPS’ and Glasshouses University. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Glasshouses children will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.
We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through our questions & answers on the back of this letter, and also find a bit more about the Convention on the Rights of the Child by visiting unicef.org.uk/crc. Attached is one of our CRC summary leaflets.
For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa
Linking School Project 2017 – 2018
Glasshouses Primary School are delighted to be part of the Bradford Schools Linking project.
Throughout 2017 – 2018, we have enjoyed the link with All Saints Primary School in Bradford along with our Cluster schools St. Cuthbert’s Primary and Fountains Earth. Linking provides a meaningful way for children to meet, interact and collaborate with others from across the district in a year-long curriculum rich programme and plays a part in contributing to good relations locally. School Linking is endorsed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and the Department for Education (DfE). It is nationally recognised as offering a positive, age appropriate curriculum response to SMSC, British values and the Prevent Duty.
This work is part of the school’s continuing journey to achieve the Silver RRSA.
Cultural Diversity Week
Glasshouses Primary School has immersed itself in a whole week of activities to learn about different faiths and cultures as part of the Cultural Diversity week
Throughout the week, the children have welcomed visitors from the Christian, Buddhist, Islam and Sikhism faith and been involved in dance and drama, art work and cooking. Class 3 spent an afternoon learning about the story of the Buddha and performed a play to the rest of school. The children and staff were helped throughout the week to deliver the workshops by Yamien and Indi. They enjoyed learning Indian dancing, henna painting and Chapatti making. As well as thinking about other cultures the children have thought about their own identity and beliefs. As part of the school’s curriculum, Glasshouses Primary school has just gained the Bronze Award as its commitment to Unicef’s Rights Respecting School Award.
The week culminated in a performance to parents in an assembly and Asian food sampling!