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Rights Respecting School

Rights Respecting School

Copplestone Primary School is proud to be a  RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL. In school, we are working towards rights being embedded throughout all curriculum areas and that rights language will be used by everyone.

What is a Rights Respecting School?

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. The award is given to schools by UNICEF, a leading organisation for children and their rights. The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School’s Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights, but also models rights and respect in all relationships. The ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ (RRSA) helps our children grow into thoughtful, respectful and responsible young citizens within school, the wider community and the world. By learning about their rights, our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others. 

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.