The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. Follow the UNICEF link to read more about children’s rights in school.
Wolviston Primary School holds UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Gold Award
We are proud to be a Gold Rights Respecting School. We have embedded the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to improve the well-being of all our children and enable them to realise their full potential. As Duty Bearers we have ensured our bespoke curriculum is based on our central value to uphold children’s rights at all times.
We aim to deliver this by our belief in these guiding RIGHTS principles:
Our Rights Respecting Schools Gold Award evidences that we have embedded these values in daily school life and give children the best chance to lead happy, health lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
What Are the Children’s Rights?
The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to.
There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.
- Children are healthier and happier
- Children feel safe
- Children have better relationships
- Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world
How Can Parents and Carers Get Involved?
We have a child-led steering group at school who are our ‘Rights Rangers’ and we would welcome any involvement from parents or carers. It is not a huge commitment, more of an opportunity to support the children in developing a rights respecting ethos through attending 1 or 2 meetings across the year.
Please contact Mrs Allred, our RRS lead if you would like to get involved or for any further information.