Being a Rights Respecting School
At St. Bridget’s we are exceptionally proud of being a Rights Respecting School. We gained Level 2 or Gold status in 2017 and we continue to build on this solid foundation where children’s rights are at the heart of everything we do.
What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)?
The RRSA is an initiative created by UNICEF to ensure that schools embed a culture where children know their rights and are fully aware of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). This document was created in 1989, seeking to ensure the Protection, Provision and Participation of all children.
What does it mean to be a Rights Respecting School?
Being a Rights Respecting School means:
- All stakeholders in our school know about Human Rights and Children’s Rights. All stakeholders are aware of the UNCRC.
- Children at our school consider the difference between Wants and Needs.
- Each class devises its own Class Charter setting out guidelines of behaviours and attitudes based on mutual respect for each other.
- Our evolving curriculum considers Rights at its very core. Children naturally consider aspects of Social Justice and Courageous Advocacy.
- Policy and Practice reflect the articles of the UNCRC.
- Whilst our children are informed, enthusiastic and hopeful about Children’s Rights, they can also recognise when these are not being met or have not been met…giving them a unique global and historic appreciation, but also an assertive vehicle and language by which to express their own needs.
- We support other schools in their Rights Respecting journey.
- We have a unique, Christian perspective in linking Human Rights to God’s love and being part of God’s Kingdom.
Welcome to the dedicated pages of St Bridget's Rights Respecting School (RRS) initiative.
RRSA stands for Rights Respecting Schools Award.
We have achieved the Recognition of Commitment (ROC) and level 1 and are now proudly at Level 2! In this section you will find information and resources to keep you informed about what we are doing at school.
The RRSA which was developed from the UN CRC (United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child) seeks to ensure the Protection, Provision and Participation of all children.
We really hope you have the opportunity to explore these resources with your children to help embed the ethos of the RRS initiative.
Please find below documents and photos to explore further the ideas and ethos of the RRSA: