RRS (Rights Respecting Schools)
UNICEF UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD (UNCRC) - ‘RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOLS’ AT OAK GREEN
Why do we develop this understanding? (Our intent)
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. It is run by the charity UNICEF and uses the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive.
How do we cover this? (Our implementation)
We were really pleased with our start our Rights Respecting Schools journey at Oak Green in 2020 and our achievement of Bronze – ‘Recognition of Commitment’ to children’s rights. Our next step is to work towards becoming accredited with the Silver ‘Rights Aware’ award. Actions carried out across the school as part of our RRSA work: - Class charters - Regular ambassador meetings - All staff have been made aware of the UNCRC and this is displayed prominently throughout the school - Implemented Jigsaw PHSE scheme, with direct links to Children’s Rights woven into teaching activities - Assemblies to promote understanding of Children’s Rights
What is the difference that this makes? (Our impact)
Through the RRSA work and the promotion of children’s rights the children of Oak Green will become individuals who value and respect one another, with an active interest in issues that impact them and other children around the world.