Rights Respecting School

We are proud to have achieved our Silver award from UNICEF this year, see our accreditation in the link.

RRSA SILVER accreditation report

Unicef work with teachers and staff every step of the way on their journey to become a Rights Respecting school. They have provided training, lesson plans, guidance and assessments by one of their child rights professionals.

They support schools with bespoke resources to help teachers to talk to children of all ages about the big issues facing the world today, from the refugee crisis to climate change.

There are three stages to the Rights Respecting Schools Award. We began as a Bronze school in 2021-22 and became a Silver school in 2022-23. To read about what a Silver award means, please follow this link.

Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day. The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.

The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

  • Children are healthier and happier
  • Children feel safe
  • Children have better relationships
  • Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world