The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) – Unicef
The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
These posters are displayed around Stockland Green School and each child has been given a copy so that they can learn about their rights. We are committed to becoming a Rights Respecting school, and will be making reference to the articles during Citizenship lessons, and linking lessons resources to these topics.
We want our pupils to consider the rights of the child, and how their behaviours and actions contribute to ensuring all children have their rights met, in school and outside in the wider community.
Letter from the Deputy Headteacher
5th March 2018
Dear Parent / Carer,
Unicef UK Rights Respecting School
This academic year, we are raising awareness of children’s mental health and wellbeing, ensuring they are safe and happy. As part of this, we have decided to become a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School!
Stockland Green School aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
Stockland Green School students will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. Citizenship lessons will discuss the articles of the UNCRS and students will be encouraged to evidence how we demonstrate the rights of the child in all aspects of our lives.
Our Student Wellbeing Leaders will form our student steering group and play a vital role in delivering aspects of the award across the school to our students. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships. It really is an exciting time and we know that you will support us on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School.
For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa and also see the Q&A sheet attached.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Harding at the school on 0121 566 4300.