What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. We work with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

Schools work with us on a journey to become fully Rights Respecting. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond. Find out how to get started on the rights-respecting journey.

“After 16 years as a headteacher…I cannot think of anything else we have introduced that has had such an impact.” Headteacher in RRSA school.


Mission Statement

Keelman’s Way School is a supportive nurturing,educational and therapeutic community for pupils and their families. School provides relevant and stimulating experiences to support pupils progress and personal development. Our young people willleave having gained skills that allow them to access the adult world confidently with their highest level of independence.


What can parents and carers do to help their children?

  • Talk to your children about what rights they have.
  • Show your children how they can promote these rights at home.
  • Remind your children about the differences between wants and needs.
  • Allow your children to take on small responsibilities at home.




Rights Respecting Schools Website              RRSA Booklet               Powerpoint Presentation