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Marlow Church of England Infant School

Rights Respecting School

We are a rights respecting school and have achieved the Silver:Rights Aware level.

What is a Rights Respecting School?

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

We believe in treating everybody with respect and dignity because we acknowledge everyones God given value and unique identity

A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.

UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools are required to implement four evidence-based standards.

  • Rights-respecting values underpin leadership and management.
  • The whole school community learns about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • The school has a rights-respecting ethos.
  • Children are empowered to become active citizens and learners.

Silver:Rights Aware is awarded to schools that show good progress towards embedding children's rights in the school's policy, practise and ethos.

To find out more visit this website: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/