Rights Respecting School


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 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.

What we do at The Palmer Academy?

The Palmer Academy is working towards becoming a 'Rights Respecting School'. This means that we will be teaching the children about their rights according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Everyone has human rights to make sure that we are treated properly and fairly, as well as being given the freedom to reach our potential.  There are additional rights that apply only to children because they need additional protection.

The United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child is an international document that sets out all of the rights that children have. The UNCRC has 54 articles.  For a full list of children's rights, please visit: UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC)