Rights Respecting School

Commitment LogoWhat is UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award?

UNICEF is a global charity which protects and supports children. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. The Award recognises a school's achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond. We are working towards achieving UNICEF’s Rights Respecting School Award Level 1.

Our Rights Respecting School Working GroupWe hope to apply for our assessment before the end of the 2015 session. To become fully rights respecting, our aim in Notre Dame High School is to:

• Ensure Rights Respecting Values underpin leadership and management and the best interests of the child are top priority.

• Develop our staff and pupils’ knowledge of the Rights of a Child, based on the Articles of the UNCRC. • Embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

A group working on the Charter• Create and sign our own Rights Respecting School Charter which will ensure that the whole school community learns about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and promotes respect for everyone’s rights.

• Develop the confidence of our young people so that they become empowered to play an active role in their own education and speak and act for the rights of all to be respected locally and globally.

Presenting to the group.OUR CHARTER

A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between all adults and young people.


Please click on the web link on the right to read our draft Charter. We would be delighted if you would complete our very short survey to let us know your views.

When our consultation is complete, look out for our "S1 Design our Charter" competition!

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