Rights Respecting Schools
As part of our school’s aims to promote a happy and successful school, we are committed to being a “Rights Respecting School’.
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF and links with the work we do on Healthy Schools, Eco Schools, GLOBAL School status and our values. Storrington received level 1 2011 and continue to follow and uphold the principles.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
We believe that being a ‘Rights Respecting School’ will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.
As part of our award children worked with staff to develop class charters which outline expectations in the classroom. When visiting the school do look out for pupils proudly wearing the Rights Respecting Schools badges and stickers which are awarded to those who demonstrate the key attributes of the Rights.
A child friendly summary of key children's rights.
A child's guide: What are all these rights about?