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Unicef Steering Group

We exist for the 'Right of the Child'.  In 2017 we became the just the second school in walsall to achieve the 'Rights Respecting Schools Award' level one.  Together we are working towards the 'Rights Respecting Schools Award' gold - we envisage this will take us two years.

 

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 and young people 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.

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