As a school, we are committed to recognising the ‘United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child’ which sets out the social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
We currently do lots of work around this including our ten pupil leadership committees and our school values which underpin every aspect of school life at Blackheath Primary School. However, as a progressive school, we are always keen to improve our practice and welcome any suggestions you may have.
As part of our work on this, we are currently working toward the RRSA Recognition of Commitment 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.
For more information regarding the award, please click on the following link below