Our Rights and Responsibilities
We are proud to announce that Smithy Street Primary School have successfully achieved the UNICEF UK Bronze - Rights Committed Award for our Rights Respecting work.
What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?
The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture.
The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.
The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
What does the Award involve?
The Right Respecting Schools Award 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.
For a school to receive accreditation, it must evidence that it has reached the three RRSA Strands.
Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards three levels;
Bronze - Rights Committed: Rights Committed is the first stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). To find out more about the Bronze Award click here: