The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. It is run by the charity UNICEF and uses the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
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.
Using the UNCRC as a guide, UNICEF are working with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. Over 1.5 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and more than 4,500 schools up and down the country are working through the Award.
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.
St Mary’s is a Gold Rights Respecting School.
We are really pleased with what has been established through the RRSA at St Mary’s. However we also want to build on this to make sure that our Gold accreditation is maintained for many years to come.
We need you to join our team.
To help us achieve this we are launching a ‘RRSA Steering group’ and require 2-3 parents to join this group. You would need to be able to attend a 30-45 minutes meeting every half term. During these meetings we will discuss how the RRSA is going in the school and what more could be achieved. If you would like to be considered for this group then please email RRSA@stmarys.slough.sch.uk