Following on from our International Award success in 2018, GANF have achieved the Bronze Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA).
Both Sandon and Ambergate are exploring opportunities to continue to further develop RRSA throughout the schools.
At GANF, we have considered the importance of articles and each classroom has created a classroom charter which link to specific rights that children hold. During International Week, there was a focus on studying refugees and how their rights may be different to UK citizens.
Independent research and feedback from schools show that the Award has a profound impact on children and young people, and schools as a whole. When the principles and values of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) are introduced and reinforced throughout school life, children and the wider school community benefit. Evidence suggests that these benefits include:
- Pupils develop a long-term commitment to values such as social justice and inclusion
- There is a reduction in bullying and discriminatory behaviour among children
- Pupils enjoy and feel safe at school
- Pupils feel included and valued
- Pupils’ wellbeing and emotional resilience is improved
- Pupils’ engagement in the school and their own learning is improved
- Pupils’ attainment is improved, and the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils is narrowed
- Pupils are more engaged in their local and global communities as ‘active citizens’
For further information, please follow: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/ for the website.