Rights Respecting School

What is the Rights Respecting School Award?

The Rights Respecting school award (RRSA) is an initiative run by Unicef to encourage schools to place the Rights of the child at the heart of the school ethos and curriculum by embedding the United Nations convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC) into all aspects of school life.

Devoran School aims to create an environment that not only fosters academic achievement but also meets the social, emotional and diverse needs of all children in a nurturing and respectful way.

As we work towards our goal of becoming a Rights Respecting school our journey will support us to enable all our pupils, your children, to realise their own rights and the rights of other children, locally, nationally and globally enabling them to become citizens of the world.

Ultimately the award will thread through all aspects of school life creating a positive and safe environment that fosters mutual respect for all children where they can reach their full potential and become confident, happy, tolerant and respectful individuals who are accepting of differences and diversity.

What is Unicef?

UNICEF is the world’s leading charitable organisation working for all children and their rights. It runs operations all over the world supplying food, shelter, clean water, education and medication etc to children wherever they need it.  In 1989, almost all governments around the world promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on four guiding principles of what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. Unicef works tirelessly to help children access those rights.

What are our next steps?

We are currently working towards gaining our Silver Rights Aware Award having been awarded with our bronze award in September. 

If you would like any more information please speak to Mr Tilley who can be contacted through the main office. 

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