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Rights Respecting School

The Howard School is proud to have achieved the Rights Respecting Schools Award.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is based on an analysis of what children need in order to thrive. These needs can be grouped into four categories:

  • to survive as a fit and healthy person
  • to be protected from harm and abuse
  • to develop physically, mentally and socially
  • to participate as an active citizen

UNICEF UK believes that the principles and values of the CRC should be embedded in the ethos and curriculum of every school. This is the purpose of the Rights Respecting School Award.

UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) provides a framework to help schools to use CRC as the basis for their ethos. In a rights respecting school, children learn about their rights and the responsibilities that are implied. Children learn to associate rights with needs and distinguish between their rights and ‘wants’. They learn that if they have rights, they need to respect the rights of others.

Please click on the documents below for more information.


Page Downloads Date  
RRSA Brief.pdf 30th Nov 2016 Download
RRSA features of rights respecting class... 30th Nov 2016 Download
RRSA Assessment Level 2 Report.pdf 30th Nov 2016 Download
RRSA Assessment Report Level 1.pdf 30th Nov 2016 Download
RRSA Assessment Report Level 1 Letter to... 30th Nov 2016 Download