UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)
At KTS one of our central principles is: ‘Always respect yourself and others’. By doing this we are embracing the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.
KTS is seeking to be recognised as a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and is working towards achieving the UNICEF 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 Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential. Our own government has signed up to support the Convention.
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.
The staff at KTS are committed to the principles contained in the RRSA. Students learn about the award through lessons and assemblies. Assemblies and many PSHE lessons are based on a ‘Right for the Week’ which is written in child friendly language. Where appropriate, children are encouraged to use language associated with their rights. The Student Council meet regularly and act as the RRSA steering committee. This committee identifies ways rights are upheld around the school and beyond. Students are also encouraged to think of the rights and needs of other children around the world.
In 2016, KTS Academy achieved the RRSA Recognition of Commitment. In 2107, we are applying for Level 1 of the award.
Chris Race Chris Race (RRSA Co-ordinator)
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