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Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award

24th May 2018

Following a visit by the assessor on Wednesday we have received the fantastic news that Abbey Hill have achieved Rights Respecting Schools Silver Award (Level 1)
This project has been lead and championed by Melissa Fisher and Steve Cropper.

Among the points raised by the assessor were;

  • Good staff knowledge and awareness of the RRS agenda
  • The mascot ‘Abbey-gail’ who can be seen popping up in many places around school
  • Children know they have rights and are able to recall some of those rights
  • Children and young people have lots of choices presented to them during their school day
  • There is a strong emphasis on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing

For further information about what the Silver Award (Rights Aware) is click here

The next step is to achieve the Gold award in approximately two years’ time.

The Gold Award is the highest stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted by UNICEF UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos, as outlined in the three RRSA Strands.

Amongst the things that we need to consider are;

  • How we can actively involve parents in the RRS agenda and
  • Opportunities to campaign on behalf of local organisations in the local community.

Find out more about the Gold Award here

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