Rights Respecting School
A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
On the 3rd November 2017, we had our Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) launch day. The day started with an assembly introducing the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. Each class created their own class charter and explored one of the Articles in greater depth, which they shared with children from other year groups.
What is the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award?
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 United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 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.
Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.
A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
Why teach about rights?
- With rights come responsibilities. This helps children to develop a sense of their responsibility to respect the rights of others.
What do we mean by rights?
- These are not the same as ‘wants’. With the children we are exploring the difference between a want and a need and developing an understanding of how the UNCRC enables children and young people to gain access to all the things they need to help them develop into happy and healthy adults.
Click on the link below to find out more about RRSA :
The link below provides a fact sheet detailing all the Articles in the UNCRC:
This video explains what rights are:
Here is a song about the children's rights: