Rights respecting school

Unicef's Fundamental Human Rights: every child has the right to be treated equally and free from harm.

A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all relationships.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of the school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. 

How does the RRSA link with other school initiatives?

The initiative unifies a range of educational priorities in all UK jurisdictions; the global dimension, SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning), community cohesion and sustainable development. We also link it with our Global Dimensions in Learning and our Christian Values.

The universality of the CRC provides a clear link for pupils between building up their rights-respecting school, understanding their rights and the need for children’s rights to be realised everywhere.

Children and young people in rights-respecting schools develop a stronger sense of the need to act for global justice.

Each year, each year group choses articles from the CRC to study in depth across the year.  These articles are then used across a wiode range of conversations in PSHE, in class assemblies, in homework research, in presentations, and across a range of subjects such as art and English.  In 2018/19, the articles selected by each year group are:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6