The Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non- discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.
The impact of Rights Respecting on our school and community is improved self- esteem for the children and feelings of being valued and listened to; increased levels of respect for people in our community and a wider and deeper understanding of the world in which we live. We think the Rights of the Child are important and our School Council and Rights Champions help to promote these. We want parents, teachers, governors and all pupils to be involved too and understand the Rights of the Child. Please see our School Council Page on the website too for more updates about the work of our Smart Councils.
We are proud to be a Rights Respecting School!
You can find out more on the Unicef UK Website and familiarise yourselves with the full list of articles which make up the UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child).