We have recently started our journey to becoming a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.
The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) 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 realise their potential. The award is based on principals of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
The initiative started in 2006 and involved schools have reported that the Award has impacted on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.