Selly Oak Nursery School

Selly Oak Nursery School

26 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, B29 6BP

0121 472 1700

UNICEF - Rights Respecting Schools Award

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 and young people realise their potential.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.

What does the Award involve?

Schools involved in the Rights Respecting Schools Award work towards recognition that they have embedded children and young people’s rights in their school’s practice and ethos. Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards that cover the leadership of the school, knowledge and understanding of children’s rights, ethos and relationships and the empowerment of children and young people.

There are three levels to the Award:

The journey to Level 2, the highest award granted by Unicef UK, can take three to four years. Level 1 and Level 2 awards are valid for three years, after which time schools must be re-assessed.