Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils

UNICEF work with schools and pupil referral units across the whole of the UK to promote a child rights-based approach and to share good practice in improving outcomes for children and young people.

To achieve the UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award, we are required to implement four evidence-based standards.

Rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management

The whole-school community learns about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The school has a rights-respecting ethos

Children are empowered to become active citizens and learners.


Recognition of Commitment

At Moseley School we are committed to becoming a rights-respecting school. The children will work alongside staff at the school to decide how to develop a whole-school rights-respecting approach. During this year the school plans to submit electronic evidence to show the development of a baseline and action plan.

Future steps will be


Level 1

The school implements the action plan and makes good progress towards embedding the values and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum. Assessors visit the school to accredit progress.

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