Beeches Infants School – Rights Respecting: Gold School

At Beeches Infants School, we are delighted to be classed as a Rights Respecting Gold School. Gold: Rights Respecting is the third stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award, and it is granted by UNICEF UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos, as outlined in the RRSA Strands and Outcomes (see Gold Forms and Guides).

To achieve Gold: Rights Respecting, schools will be assessed by one of UNICEF’s Professional Advisers, who will look at the whole school’s rights respecting work and the impact that has been made through embedding children’s rights into school life.

Achieving Gold: Rights Respecting means there is evidence that:

– Your school has explicitly adopted a child rights approach based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and has embedded it in school policy, practice and culture.
– Children, young people and adults in your school have a thorough understanding of child rights, and rights respecting attitudes and language are embedded across the school.
– RRSA has had a positive impact on children and young people’s learning and wellbeing.
– Students see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and are advocates for social justice, fairness and children’s rights at home and abroad. (Unicef, 2022)