UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. Every child, no matter who they are or where they live, has the right to grow up safe, happy and healthy.
Our school was awarded the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) Level 1 and we are now working towards achieving the Level 2 award. A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.
What impact does it have?
- RRSA provides a set of values that improve the climate for learning
- Improved relationships between children and adults, due to a common rights-respecting language.
- Improved self-esteem and feelings of being valued and listened to
- Increased levels of respect for each other, leading to improved relationships with other children and adults
- A sense of security as rights-respecting language and behaviour is used consistently throughout the school
- Improved attainment and attendance
- An understanding and respect of religions, cultures, beliefs and abilities different to their own
- A wider and deeper understanding of the world in which they live.