We successfully achieved our gold accreditation in June 2023. This award recognises our school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond.
What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is an award given by UNICEF to a school for recognising the ‘rights’ of a child. The initiative started in 2006 and is based on the principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The RRSA puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. UNICEF works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. UNICEF’s RRSA embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.
What is UNICEF?
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential.
UNICEF UK is a registered charity. It raises funds through donations from individuals, organisations and companies and campaigns to keep children safe. Unicef UK also works with schools, hospitals and local authorities in the UK to put children at the heart of what they do.
What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)?
The UNCRC sets out the human rights of every person under the age of 18 and is the most complete statement on children’s rights treaty in history. The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.
What are rights holders and duty bearers?
The UNCRC applies to all children under the age of 18 and they are rights holders. All adults including parents, carers, teachers and the government are known as duty bearers. It is their responsibility to make children aware of their rights and to act if their rights are not being met.
Whole School Charters
Rights Respecting Ambassadors
Olivia W, Freya, Olivia G, Oliver and Eva-Lily
Sophie, Georgia, Ella and Hudson
Harriet Anaiya, Faith and Maliha
Isla, Zach, Isabel, Khiana, Myla, Josh, Star and Raiya
RRSA by Daniel and Skyleigh
"We are currently on an amazing journey to Rights Respecting Gold which will make our school a better place to be. In the last year, we have done many things on this journey such as:
We think rights are the way forward for children right across the UK and beyond. We thoroughly believe that rights are the future and when we fully embed them into Milking Bank and the local community it will be the best place for all children to be."
We've All Got Rights Video