What is the Rights Respecting School Award?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) has 54 articles that cover a child’s political, civil, social, economic and cultural rights and it is the responsibility of adults and governments to ensure that all children are able to enjoy all of their rights. The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) recognises a school’s achievement in placing the UNCRC at the heart of their school and in doing so we hope to create a safe learning environment where all our young people feel respected and valued.
The award involves 3 stages:
Bronze: Rights Committed
Silver: Rights Aware
Gold: Rights Respecting
We recently gained the Bronze award and are now working well towards achieving silver by the end of the academic year.
If you would like to know more about the Rights Respecting School Award or Children’s rights, you will find lots of information on the UNICEF or Education Scotland websites. You can also follow our Rights Respecting work on twitter @BellaRRSA.
The Rights Respecting School Committee/Pupil Voice
Our committee is made up of young people, teachers, depute head teachers and our on-campus police officer but we also welcome parents on to the committee too. We meet regularly to discuss matters arising around the school, locally and globally, of which the minutes can be found below.
Rights based work across the school
Bellahouston Academy has many committees and groups that are committed to rights based work. Some of the committees our young people can join include:
- Pupil Voice/ RRSA committee
- Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)
- Sport and Health Council
- Blazing Squad
- Nurture group
- Mental Health Ambassadors
RRSA Steering group minutes
Minutes from meeting Senior Pupil Representatives and Head Teacher (21/09/21)
The RRSA steering group also want to hear from you!