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Rights Respecting School

We have our Bronze award at Rosneath Primary School. Have a look at what a Rights Respecting School is and what we have been doing to gain our Bronze.

What is a Rights Respecting School?

Rights Respecting School is an Award supported by The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK). It 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. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens. Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as their guide, they work with teachers and staff every step of the way on their journey to become Rights Respecting, providing training, lesson plans, guidance and, when a school is ready, an assessment by one of our child rights professionals.

There are three stages to the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Its transformative and rigorous approach means the journey to the highest stage can take up to four years.

Together young people and the school community learn about children’s rights, putting them into practice every day.  The Award is not just about what children do but also, importantly, what adults do. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together.

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.


What have we been doing towards this in Rosneath?

P6/7 have been looking at  Article 24 and have created their own posters or pictures about the article. They have discussed what this article means to them. 

Across the school we have been looking at Article 39 and showing our support with peace in Ukraine.

Rights Respecting School Opening Ceremony

What is the UNCRC?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of UNICEF’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.

Summary of UNCRC