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Rights Respecting School Award

Welcome to our brand new UNICEF webpage area where we will be updating you about our journey to become a Rights Respecting School.

Our timeline of events will give you all the information you need to find out about what we are doing and how you can help! 

What is the RRSA?


The RRSA recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. For a school to receive accreditation, it must evidence that it has reached the four standards of a Rights Respecting School. A school uses these standards and other guidance provided to plan and monitor progress.

For more information about the award visit the UNICEF website

How are we going to do it?


At Wyndcliffe we are planning to learn about the articles of the convention in our RE and PSHE lessons, where we will begin to understand how to appreciate and enjoy the rights the Convention has given us. Alongside this, every classroom in the school will display a charter that highlights some of the articles that the children feel passionate about. Display boards and posters around both buildings will reinforce articles from the Convention too.

We want our children to champion the rights of the Convention to enrich their experience at school and in their community!


What have we done so far?


Language of the Month! Let's become Global Citizens by learning a little more about each other.

The Steering Group meet the governors of Wyndcliffe.


We wanted to make sure that everybody who is part of our school community knew all about the RRSA so the Steering Group joined in a Governors meeting and introduced themselves. They told them all the hard work they have been doing to promote the RRSA and the fun they've had along the way.  The governors were very impressed with the way the children presented themselves and their work. Well done!

Meet Ryan the Lion!

The Steering Group wanted a mascot to represent us as Rights Respecting Champions!  They chose a lion because they felt he represented everything we are at Wyndcliffe; strong, fierce and united!  He moves around each class holding an article to encourage the children to discuss our Rights.

A short play, 'King Cruel' was performed by the steering group as a fun and interesting way to introduce him to the school. Check out our pictures below!

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September 2016

  • On the first day back after the holidays, staff had a special UNICEF  training session where they learnt about the importance of the UNCRC. Teachers and TA's will be responsible for making sure that they allow children to use their voices to promote the rights of the Convention.
  • Parents were informed about the RRSA award in a newsletter.
  • The Rights Respecting Rangers will be creating a special introductory video that will be right here very soon!

July 2016

  • A Rights Respecting Steering group (Rights Respecting Rangers) was set up to champion the award in school.   They had their first meeting to discuss what they want to achieve and decided they will create a short video presentation to introduce themselves to the school community. Look out for it coming very soon right here!
  • We achieved our Recognition of Commitment, which is the first step towards achieving the award.  This involved making a plan about what we want to do over the next 12 months. Our certificate will be proudly displayed in the Beeches Reception area very soon.

Meet your Rights Respecting Steering Group.

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Our Rights Respecting Rangers have created a short video to introduce themselves. Look out for more videos coming soon.

We've All Got Rights

'We've all got rights' is a fantastic song and animation by children and staff from Crosby High School, a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School in Liverpool.

Useful links


What are children's rights?


A child friendly version of the CRC.


Why not try and learn the words to this fun song about having rights?



Watch this school's RRSA journey


This puppet show is informative and great fun to watch to learn more about the CRC.


Hello to all the children of the world! A lovely song about saying hello to children all over!