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Right Respecting School Award (RRSA)


Rights Respecting School Award - We currently have our Silver Award and are working hard this year to achieve Gold.

At Valley Road Academy we believe that children's rights are important and they are at the heart of everything we do. 


The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.

Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.

Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as our guide, we are working with more UK schools than almost any other organisation. Over 1.6 million children in the UK go to a Rights Respecting School and nearly 5,000 schools up and down the country are working through the Award. Schools work with us on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting.


The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.

There are four key areas of impact for children at a Rights Respecting School;

  • wellbeing
  • participation
  • relationships
  • self-esteem.


The difference that a Rights Respecting School makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.


If you would like to learn more, This link will take to the homepage.

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