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 UN Convention Child Rights (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).
As part of the school’s commitment to becoming a Rights Respecting School, the aim is to raise awareness amongst our school community including children, staff and parents about children’s rights. A summary of the rights and further information can be found below. As part of our Rights Respecting Schools Award, in this and future blog posts, you will notice we have referenced school events to an Article number and right. These relate to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child.
Further information can also be obtained by visiting http://www.unicef.org.uk/
We are proud to have achieve our Bronze status from Unicef this demonstrates our commitment to becoming a Rights Respecting school