WE ARE A RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL
EVERY CHILD HAS RIGHTS
The letters RRSA represent 'Rights Respecting School Award'. The award is given by UNICEF to a school for recognising the 'rights' of a child. There are 3 awards, they are:
1) Recognition of Commitment
2) Level 1
3) Level 2
We achieved our 'Recognition of Commitment' on 23rd June 2016 and 'Level 1 on 3rd May 2017. It is Adderley Primary School's intention to achieve the Level 2 award. For further information about RRSA, please click here.
UNICEF work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture, to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Award recognises a school's achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond.
We are already working extremely hard to empower our children and teach them about their rights. As part of our Personal and Social curriculum, children are taught about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. We believe that by empowering our children in this way, it will help them to become better, global citizens in the future.rightsforeverychild
Class Charters reflect the shared values and principles of the UNCRC.
We have begun this year with a new set of Class Charters for our Rights Respecting Classrooms. All the children contributed to creating a charter (or agreement) based on the rights that were most important to them as a class. As a result, Class Charters are personalised and democratically negotiated.
Adults working with children model rights-respecting behaviour and use rights-respecting language in order to reinforce the Class Charters.
We also have Lunchtime Charters displayed in the school hall and playground. These clearly show what the children’s and adults roles are in relation to the UNCRC.
We have been inspired to make a difference in the lives of children, locally and globally, and to teach our children how the can contribute to making the world a better place for everyone. Please watch this video to see the great work that UNICEF is doing to help children around the world.