What's it all about?

What's it all about?

Rights Respecting School

Here at Highfields we are beginning a journey to become a UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We as a staff are fully committed to becoming a Rights Respecting School (RRS) and we are creating the conditions for a rights respecting culture. A RRS is one in which there is a culture of mutual respect underpinning all of its work. Children will learn about their rights as identified in the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child. They will also learn that they have to respect the rights of all others. In a RRS, children learn to appreciate their role within their school, local community and the global community. 


What's it all about?

The 'Rights Respecting School Award' (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum.  A Rights Respecting School not only teaches about children's rights, it also models rights and respect in all its relationships, whether between children or between children and adults.

Recognition of Commitment

The first stage of the RRSA is the Recognition of Commitment (ROC).  This is awarded to schools when:

·        A steering group composed of adults and children is formed to guide, promote and develop the RR initiative throughout the school.

·        An action plan has been completed

·        Procedures are put in place for monitoring the impact of the initiative


To find out more please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa.

  • Highfields Primary School
  • Beeches Road
  • Rowley Regis
  • West Midlands
  • B65 0DA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 0121 559 1037
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