At Dorrington, we have been working hard to raise awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child across the entire school and we are extremely excited to announce that we have just achieved our ‘Recognition of Commitment’. We will now be working hard to achieve our Level 1 accreditation.

Who is the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) for?

The RRSA is a UK-wide initiative for all children and all those working with or for children in formal education. It is being successfully implemented in all settings – Early Years, Primary, Secondary, Special Needs and Pupil Referral Units – across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

How does the RRSA link with other school initiatives?

The initiative supports a range of educational priorities in all UK schools; the global dimension, SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning), a common vision, a sense of belonging for all communities and sustainable development.

RRSA and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

The universality of the CRC provides a clear link for pupils between building up their rights-respecting school, understanding their rights and the need for children’s rights to be realised everywhere. Children and young people in rights-respecting schools develop a stronger sense of the need to act for global justice.

How can parents support their child to learn about the Convention at home?

Learn more about UNICEF and children’s rights with these fun games and activities.