The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils.
Children and young people play an active role in their school becoming rights-respecting. Adults are encouraged to work with children and young people in an inclusive way to ensure their views are heard and valued in decision making which affects them.
At Newfield we would like everyone to gain self-esteem by learning about the rights, children to learn the difference about wants and needs, children and adults to use the language of rights, children to become active global citizens, pupils and adults learn to work in partnership and children to gain a powerful voice.