We have just completed and achieved the UNICEF UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) award as part of the RRSA.
Well done to all the pupils, teachers and our RRSA team in all their hard work and effort in achieving this.
Next step…..Level 1!
A lot will be taking place in the next few weeks to ensure we are doing our best to become an RRSA Level 1 school. Plans include holding meetings to find out what we can do, exploring what other schools are doing, sharing successes and ideas with everyone including our pupils, parents, governors and teachers.
Recently we had a Fairtrade Coffee morning where parents came to sample some Fairtrade goodies and watch a video on the benefits of buying Fairtrade produce.
The school council will be working hard to make sure the school is using the Rights Respecting values in every aspect of school life after they had a meeting with Pat, who came in from UNICEF, to talk about what could be done in school.
What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award? The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.
The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.
In the coming year and beyond we will be introducing lots of new aspects to St Agnes’ Primary and we hope you will be a part of this important journey.
For more information on what a Rights Respecting School is please click here.