Rights Respecting Schools
Rights Respecting School
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF to raise the awareness of children’s rights. We seek to embed the CRC into our curriculum as widely as possible through Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development, RE and PSHE.
Our vision is that the ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will support our pupils in becoming confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community.
For further information on the UNCRC and the work carried out by UNICEF you can visit:
We are currently working towards the silver award.
Why are we a Rights Respecting School?
We not only want to teach children about their rights, but we want them to understand how to respect each other’s rights.
The language we use makes our school community think more about other people and how our actions and words affect them.
Every year, each class will make a class charter. This charter is agreed and signed by the children and details how we will show respect for each other’s rights.
At St Saviour’s school we believe everything we do should be for the benefit of the children’s development and their opinions can shape how we do things. We continue to have a Rights Respecting Ambassador team who help to spread the message and their peers’ voices to all.
17 Global Goals
We have also been thinking about the 17 Global Goals. The Global Goals are a set of 17 commitments made by 193 world leaders, to end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030 to build a greener, fairer, better world by 2030, and we all have a role in achieving them.
How can you help?
At St Saviour’s school we believe we are all partners in the children’s future where we need to work together to ensure that children receive the best education possible.
As parents and carers it is your responsibility to help teach your child about their rights. You should talk to them about it and how important they are.
Thank you for your support.