The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
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. 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 our guide, we are working with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. 1.5 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and more than 4,000 schools up and down the country are working towards the award. Schools work with us on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.
Staff at Hazlehead Academy were involved in the launch at a full staff meeting and excellent discussions were had throughout the event.
Hazlehead Academy is now registered as a Rights Respecting School (RRS) and looking to achieve the Recognition of Achievement Award (ROC) in the coming months.
Staff were introduced to the Right Respecting School initiative at a Full Staff meeting on the 25th January 2017.
We will be introducing Rights Respecting Schools to the pupils at assembly in the week beginning Monday 20th February. There will be a school audit involved which will be in the form of a questionnaire which pupils will participate in.”