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 teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
At Southwark Park School we have School Rights that help us to work and learn together as a respectful community, they are:
At Southwark Park School we also have school values which we promote through all teaching, policies, practice and ethos. Our school values are:
Each class has created their ‘Class Charter’ with an emphasis upon the school rights and values. The Class Charter sets out how children behave in their classrooms, here are some examples.
If you would like to join the Rights Respecting Working party or find out more about RRSA (Rights Respecting Schools Award) please let us know.
To access information about the RRSA go to http://www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa
To see a summary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child go to http://www.unicef.org.uk/Documents/Publication-pdfs/betterlifeleaflet2012_press.pdf