Newnham St Peter’s has been awarded the Recognition of Commitment (ROC) Stage
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.
A three year qualitative study by researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Brighton found that ‘The RRSA has had a profound effect on the majority of the schools involved in the programme.’
There are three stages before level 2 is achieved and from Commitment to final assessment at Level 2 can take up to four years.
Recognition of Commitment
The headteacher and school leaders commit to becoming a right-respecting school. Children and young people work with adults to decide how to develop a whole-school rights-respecting approach. The school submits electronic evidence to show their progress.
The school implements the action plan and makes good progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum. Assessors visit the school to accredit progress.
The school has fully embedded the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum across all areas. Assessors visit the school to
establish that the Convention is embedded.