UNICEF UK is pioneering an initiative in UK schools called the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA).
The award scheme started in 2004 and is running in more than 1000 primary and secondary schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. One of the greatest challenges that schools face is to define a clear set of values – not just rules – that has been developed with the full involvement of the school community and is actively upheld by pupils.
UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Rights Respecting School Award recognises achievement in incorporating the Convention into a school’s planning, policies and practice. A Rights Respecting School teaches child rights and models rights and respect in all its relationships – between teacher/adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
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