What is the award?
Who does it affect?
How will The Angmering School benefit?
Based on the principles of
- Non-discrimination and participation
The UN Convention
on the Rights of the
Child is at its heart.
Be an RRSA - NERD!
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
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
This affects everyone in the school - it is a whole school
ethos and will take time to embed fully in the SDP and
Adult Steering Group (including teaching and support staff)
Student Steering Group/Ambassadors
Head Boy/Girl and prefects
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.”
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.
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
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
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
Will Schutz (1958)
‘All good relationships depend on you treating the other person as:
Which of the 42 Articles
best fit your subject?
Which ones do you think
you already uphold on a
How might this fit your
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
“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
Before you ask any more questions,
I think I might have thought of a few
you might have...let’s see if I have
Q: “I have too much on I
don’t need ANOTHER
A: Like I said, The RRSA is
about highlighting the
reasons we do the things
we already do.
= no extra work
Q: “Seriously, not ANOTHER
thing that will be gone in a
A: This is a whole school focus
that it sticking around. Schools
work through the different
levels of award.
= it is a long term
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.
Q: “Is this going to generate
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
Q: “Can’t the kids do this for
A: Yes, they will be working as
a student voice group to do
the majority of the work.
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 language changes
Q: I don’t believe you. A kid is
going to say “you can’t give
me detention I have the right
A: Probably, but that type of
kid will argue about
detentions anyway. This
allows you to tell them about
them not respecting others.
Thank you for listening!