Rights Respecting Schools Award
Click on the link below to watch our video that was made for the Celebration ‘Touch of Blue’ Day held on the 21st Nov 2014:
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.
As schools implement the RRSA standards they enable children and young people to make informed decisions and to grow into confident, active and responsible citizens.
The pattern emerging from self-evaluation by schools and local authorities, by RRSA education officers and assessors and by external researchers
is consistent for all types of schools in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The main areas of impact are:
•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
•Parents have also reported support for the values and principles of the CRC. This is based on the beneficial impact they see on their children when they adopt rights-respecting language and behaviour.
Progress to date:
•Kemnay Academy has registered for Rights Respecting Schools Award
•Parent Council have been informed
•SMT have agreed for the school to work toward Rights Respecting Schools Award
What needs to happen now
•Set up a committee with representatives of all members of the school community
•Complete a questionnaire about Rights across the school
•Volunteer to join the RRSA group!
In December 2013 Kemnay Academy were awarded the Rights Respecting Schools Award – Recognition of Commitment, which is a great achievement for all involved.
Our current RRSA members are pictured below –
Xenoa Campbell-Legister S2, Samuel Payne S2, Gudrun Atladitor S3 Georgia Dlagarno S3
Claire Strachan S3,Emma Caney S3, Natasha Sim S3, Amy Addlesee S3 and Hannah Power S3