Rights Respecting Steering Group

Steering group is a pupil voice group, which focuses on children's rights. As a gold level Rights Respecting school, this group has a very important role to play. They meet at least once a half term to discuss and decide how to raise awareness around children's rights. When steering group feel strongly about injustices in their local community or in other parts of the world, they take action by fundraising, campaigning or petitioning.

For example, for International Children’s Day, Steering group hosted the Deputy Mayor of Hackney and wrote letters to the Mayor of Hackney, expressing their concerns around the treatment of Refugee children.

"Article 22 (refugee children) If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the Convention. Governments must help refugee children who are separated from their parents to be reunited with them."

The Steering Group are currently working on our child-friendly school policies, ensuring they protect the rights of children. They are also developing awareness of sustainable development alongside the Green Team.