Rights Respecting School

What is ‘’The Rights Respecting Schools Award”?

The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.  A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adult, between adults and between pupils.

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School’s 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.

Our Journey to Level 1

At St Catherine’s , we strongly believe that our children should be given the opportunity to learn through both education and enjoyment. “loving and learning together as Jesus taught us.”

We are implementing our action plan and beginning to embed the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum.

We will self-evaluate progress and when we believe we have met the standards, an external assessment takes place. Following this, a written report is provided and, where the standards have been met, a certificate is awarded.