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Rights Respecting School

UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools


We are proud to be A UNICEF Rights Respecting School Level 1 working towards Level 2.



Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards. 

  1. Rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management. 
  2. The whole school community learns about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
  3. The school has a rights-respecting ethos
  4. Children are empowered to become active citizens and learners.


Accreditation is achieved by an external assessment process, to provide evidence that the four standards have been met. To help schools implement the RRSA effectively, this is broken down into three stages. Commitment to final assessment at Gold can take up to four years.


St Peter's has achieved Level 1.


Recognition of Commitment

The headteacher and school leaders commit to becoming a right-respecting school. Children and young people work with adults to decide how to develop a whole-school rights-respecting approach. The school submits electronic evidence to show their progress.


Level 1

The school implements the action plan and makes good progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and

curriculum. Assessors visit the school to accredit progress.


Gold level

The school has fully embedded the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum across all areas. Assessors visit the school to establish that the Convention is embedded.


Key RRSA Documents

Our Rights Respecting School Group Leaders are one boy and one girl from years 1, 2, 3 and 4.

A Rights Respecting School involves children, staff and parents. It creates a strong well rounded community where all are listened to and everyone feels valued. There are four key areas of impact for a Rights Respecting School; well being, participation, relationships and self esteem.


~ Children are happier and healthier

~ Children feel safe

~ Children have better relationships

~ Children become involved and active in school life and the wider world


The Rights Respecting School leaders are voted for by their peers and attend regular meetings to help make a positive impact on the whole school. The children are always very proud to be chosen and fulfil their role well.