Rights Respecting Schools
Here at Tiger, we are proud to be a ‘Rights Respecting School’. This is an award given to schools by UNICEF, a leading organisation for children and their rights. It supports schools across the UK to embed human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UNCRC at the heart of the schools practice to improve well-being, understanding what respect means and helping all children realise their potential. The award recognises the work that the duty-bearers (teachers, staff and other adults) do, to ensure that all children can access their rights as defined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). A 'rights respecting school' not only teaches about children’s rights, but also models rights and respect. This can be shown between teachers/adults and pupils, between adults and adults and between pupils and pupils.
At Tiger Primary we ensure that:
- Children and the wider school community know about and understand the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and can describe how it impacts on their lives and on the lives of children everywhere.
- Actions and decisions affecting children are rooted in, reviewed, and resolved through rights. Children and adults collaborate to develop and maintain a school community based on equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination, and participation.
- Children are empowered to enjoy and exercise their rights, and to promote the rights of others locally and globally.
The ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ (RRSA) helps our children grow into thoughtful, respectful and responsible young members of the school and wider community. By learning about their rights, our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
At Tiger Primary, both staff and children are passionate about upholding the rights of children. For further information please visit the RRSA website or check out all 45 of the rights.UNICEF - Rights Respecting Schools
If you are interested in some rights related reading books, we have attached a list of recommended reading.
How can you use RRS language at home?
-It is your right to play, and your responsibility to tidy up your toys.
-You have a right to watch television, but a responsibility to switch it off when it’s time for tea.
-You have a right to your opinion, and a responsibility to listen to the opinion of others.
-You have the right to live in a clean world, and a responsibility to put rubbish in the bin.
-You have a right to eat, and a responsibility to eat sensibly sitting at the table.