We are proud to announce that Clarendon Primary has successfully achieved…
Unicef UK Silver – Rights Aware Award
…for our rights-respecting work!
What’s Next for Clarendon?
Now that we have been awarded the Unicef UK Silver – Rights Aware Award, the next step is to work towards achieving the Gold: Rights Respecting Award.
Achieving Gold: Rights Respecting means there is evidence that:
- our school has explicitly adopted a child rights approach based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and has embedded it in school policy, practice and culture.
- children, young people and adults in our school have a thorough understanding of child rights, and rights respecting attitudes and language are embedded across the school.
- RRSA has had a positive impact on children and young people’s learning and wellbeing.
- our students see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and are advocates for social justice, fairness and children’s rights at home and abroad.
What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?
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 principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.
What does the Award involve?
The Right Respecting Schools Award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.
For a school to receive accreditation, it must evidence that it has reached the three RRSA Strands.
For more information about the Rights Respecting Schools Award please visit; https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/