Rights Respecting - Horizons Specialist Academy Trust
Green Gates Academy are presently working towards the Rights Respecting Silver Award
What is ‘’The Rights Respecting Schools Award”?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) 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. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adult, between adults and between pupils.
The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School’s Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.
The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. 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.
At Green Gates we recently achieved our Silver award and now working towards our Gold Award later in the year. We have our own Rights Respecting Ambassador group, which meets on a Thursday afternoon, every other week.