UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award

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 and young people 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.

 

Our Rights Respecting School Journey so far...

Highters Heath Nursery School is a Rights Respecting School. We achieved our Bronze Award in December 2018 and are now working really hard towards achieving our Silver Award. Listed below are a few of the things that we are working on at our Nursery.

You may have noticed that out Tweets will often state the linked Right to what children have been learning about, as do some of our classroom displays, and our pupil observations on Tapestry also reference these.