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Knockavoe School 10 Melmount Gardens

Rights Respecting School Level 2

We are a RRS Level 2 as we…

  • Demonstrated that we embed children and young people’s rights in our school practice and ethos.
  • We implemented the four evidence-based standards that cover the leadership of the school, knowledge and understanding of children’s rights, ethos and relationships and the empowerment of children and young people.
  • The journey to Level 2, the highest award granted by Unicef UK. Level 1 and Level 2 awards are valid for three years, after which time we will be re-assessed.

What is the RRSA?

  • The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools.
  • It focuses on embedding children’s rights in the ethos and culture of schools to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
  • Schools work with UNICEF and RRS assessors to help them on their journey to become fully Rights Respecting. The Award recognises a school's achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond.
  • Charters
  • Student Council
  • RRS Lessons and activities
  • Newsletters
  • Multicultural Week
  • Anti Bullying Week
  • Fair Trade Day
  • Inclusion
  • Wellbeing therapies
  • Day For Change
  • UNCRC Articles beside displays
  • Community and global links and RR promotion and awareness e.g. Newspapers, joint projects
  • Charity work e.g. Autism Awareness, Shoe Box Appeal
  • Celebration of children's talents through assemblies, choir and performances
  • Website

Rights Respecting School Gallery


Rights Respecting School Newsletter Oct 2016