Abbey Catholic Primary School
Abbey Catholic Primary School

Rights Respecting School

The staff and children of St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary School have implemented many ideas to enable the school to move forward and achieve the Silver – Rights Aware award. The steering group has made sure that everyone understands the need for every child to be respected, wherever they may live in the world.

We are now aiming for the Gold award.

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.

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary 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 a Rights Respecting School, we enable all our pupils 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 threads 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.

Unicef Rights Respecting Schools Silver award

Our Journey

Have a look at some of the things that we have been doing in school as part of our Rights Respecting School journey.