UNICEF Rights Respecting School
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
What is the Rights Respecting School Award?
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum.
To achieve this award, staff, parents and pupils need to have an understanding of the Articles which make up the Convention and know how they can use these articles in their daily lives.
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To enable school to achieve this award, we will be:
- Teaching the children the Articles and the meaning of them;
- Working with the children to promote the Articles in a way that is meaningful to them;
- Displaying the Articles around school and in classrooms to reinforce the meaning;
- Talking about the Articles in lessons such as PSHE, Topic, English and whenever they can link to the subject being taught;
- Including the aims of the Convention in our policies;
- Sharing the values of the Convention through our assemblies.
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How can it make a difference?
The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture.
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 and young people 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.