UNICEF - Rights Respecting School

What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award?

The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential.

The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The initiative started in 2006 and schools involved in the Award have reported a positive impact on relationships and well-being, leading to better learning and behaviour, improved academic standards and less bullying.

Our Rights Respecting School Journey so far

Selly Oak Nursery school have been working very hard over the last few years to become a silver aware school. We have been assessed in June 2018 and are proud to have been recognised as a silver aware school. This means that we have

  • Embedded the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in our policy, practice and culture.
  • Promoted knowledge and understanding of the Convention throughout our school community.
  • Have empowered children and young people to begin to see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocate fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.

If you would like to read the assessment report for our silver award please click on the link below:

Unicef Week June 2018

The children and staff had been very busy during Unicef week. The children were learning about a 'Right to a Shelter' and did lots of activities to support their learning.

They worked with Selly Park Technology College for Girls to make shelters using junk modelling materials. The girls from Selly Park also created a Unicef song with our children.

The children really enjoyed working with Anna from Annamation Storytellers to create a story for our Unicef Pupppet 'Ricky Rabbit'. They tried to find him a new burrow as the old one wasn't safe to live in.

The children also created their own shelters in Forest school using natural materials from forest school. Aswell as creating a home for Ricky Rabbit using blocks, wood and nails.

Read of parent leaflet for more information on our Rights Respecting Curriculum