The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. There are 42 separate rights known as Articles. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential
The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.
Over the course of this academic year we will be working towards achieving our Level 1 status. This will mean we will be working to uphold the UNICEF values, based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The Convention outlines, in the form of rights, what adults must do to enable children to grow and be healthy; to learn; to receive protection; to have their views listened to and to be treated fairly
We are very proud of the very positive and encouraging ethos of our school. The pupils, staff and parents feel that the school is a welcoming and supportive environment for all and we aim to continue to build on this through our work as a Rights Respecting School.
Please find attached further information and an overview of the separate Articles.
Further information can also be obtained by visiting www.unicef.org.uk