What is a Rights Respecting School?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) 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. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
Why have Rights Respecting in School?
The UNCRC is very well embedded across the whole school. We, at Newton Farm, see rights as the bedrock and foundation of what we do in school. We want our children to demonstrate and model rights respecting behaviour so that they can make a difference. It is the job of schools to make sure that they have rich, memorable learning experiences that will shape their lives. Since embedding the UNCRC into the work that we do at Newton Farm, our attendance, behaviour and attainment have all improved.
What benefits does it have on children’s learning?
These are some of the benefits: