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  1. 1. Rights Respecting School Award
  2. 2. What is the award? Who does it affect? How will The Angmering School benefit? Pedagogy Next steps...
  3. 3. Based on the principles of - Non-discrimination and participation - Equality - Respect - Dignity THE RRSA The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is at its heart. Be an RRSA - NERD!
  4. 4. 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. RRSA and the UN CRC The convention has a total of 54 articles, of which 42 are specified in the summary. Articles 43-54 are about how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
  5. 5. Who? This affects everyone in the school - it is a whole school ethos and will take time to embed fully in the SDP and individual subjects. Adult Steering Group (including teaching and support staff) Student Steering Group/Ambassadors Head Boy/Girl and prefects Student voice As adults we have the responsibility to uphold the rights of every child in our care in line with the UN CRC. “When the principles and values of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) are introduced and reinforced throughout school life, children and the wider school community benefit.”
  6. 6. What are the main areas of impact? Improved self-esteem and well-being Improved relationships and behaviour (reductions in bullying and exclusions and improved attendance) Improved engagement in learning Positive attitudes towards diversity in society and the reduction of prejudice Children and young people’s enhanced moral understanding Children and young people’s support for global justice Children and young people become more involved in decision-making in schools.
  7. 7. What does the latest impact analysis show? Our latest impact evaluation analysis* from almost 500 Rights Respecting Schools shows that: 98% of headteachers believe that Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) has had a positive impact on relationships and behaviour 97% of headteachers considered that working on RRSA improved children’s and young people’s respect for themselves and others 93% of headteachers considered that the Award contributed to children and young people being more engaged in their learning 93% of headteachers considered that RRSA impacted on children and young people’s positive attitudes to diversity & overcoming prejudices 76% of headteachers stated that RRSA has had a positive impact on reducing exclusions and bullying. Parents have also reported support for the values and principles of the CRC. This is based on the beneficial impact they see on
  8. 8. Pedagogy Will Schutz (1958) ‘All good relationships depend on you treating the other person as: Significant Competent Likeable Which of the 42 Articles best fit your subject? Which ones do you think you already uphold on a daily basis? How might this fit your department’s SoW?
  9. 9. Next steps... To achieve ROC (Recognition of Commitment). Student steering group Audit for staff and students Assemblies for the year groups Meet with Head Boy/Girl and roll out to Prefects Whole school tutor group programme for START sessions based on the articles
  10. 10. “OK, OK, so what is it you are asking me to do?” “Not another thing!” Answer: Nothing. All you need to do is support it and use the language of the rights regularly. If you would like to help, or get involved then please contact me. Before you ask any more questions, I think I might have thought of a few you might have...let’s see if I have answered them...
  11. 11. Q: “I have too much on I don’t need ANOTHER thing!” A: Like I said, The RRSA is about highlighting the reasons we do the things we already do. = no extra work
  12. 12. Q: “Seriously, not ANOTHER thing that will be gone in a few terms” A: This is a whole school focus that it sticking around. Schools work through the different levels of award. = it is a long term commitment
  13. 13. Q: “Whhhhhhhhhhhhhy?” A: Good point- We do so much work and see so many things come and go. The RRSA reminds us WHY we do it. = it is about the kids.
  14. 14. Q: “Is this going to generate meetings?” A: No. Changes will filter through with no extra work to you, if you want to be involved you can, there is a range of tasks to suit every time table!
  15. 15. Q: “Can’t the kids do this for me?” A: Yes, they will be working as a student voice group to do the majority of the work.
  16. 16. Q: “The kids are just going to use their rights as an excuse” A: The point is that they will learn to uphold the rights of others. At no point to you take a right away, but you do respect the rights of others in the classroom. = the language changes quickly!
  17. 17. Q: I don’t believe you. A kid is going to say “you can’t give me detention I have the right to education” A: Probably, but that type of kid will argue about detentions anyway. This allows you to tell them about them not respecting others.
  18. 18. Thank you for listening! Contact: csykes@theangmeringschool.co.uk

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