As an academy we have been working on achieving our ‘Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)’ and have been awarded our bronze award!
There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting school; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.
A Rights Respecting school can have a positive impact on the whole school community.
A child who understands their rights understands how they and others should be treated and their sense of self-worth is strengthened.
By promoting the values of respect, dignity and non-discrimination, children’s self-esteem and wellbeing is boosted and they become less likely to suffer from stress.
All children are aware of the pocket booklet of rights and are able to help you explore the 54 articles from the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. They do not need to memorise these, but instead through PSHE, British Values and Collective Worship they will be learning more about these rights and how they impact on daily life.
Karen Grove (Parent Liaison Officer) and Nina Myszkowski (Head of EYFS/CW Leader) along with the CW Mentors and newly appointed School Council will be taking a lead in helping our academy obtain this award, however we all have a huge part to play! This is a shared effort for all stakeholders to get involved with!
The next stage in RRSA we will be working towards is our ‘Silver’ Award.
If you have any questions or would like to know more please come and see either Karen or myself and we would be happy to help.
If you would like to read more about the RRSA please visit: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/
Thank you all for your time! Many thanks,
Nina Myszkowski and Karen Grove