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Rights Respecting Schools Award

What are children's rights?
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) tells everyone the rights of children and young people under the age of 18.
What's it all about?
The 'Rights Respecting School Award' (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF UK, which encourages schools to place the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of its ethos and curriculum.  A Rights Respecting School not only teaches about children's rights, it also models rights and respect in all its relationships, whether between children or between children and adults.

Recognition of Commitment


The first stage of the RRSA is the Recognition of Commitment (ROC).  This is awarded to schools when:

  • A steering group composed of adults and children is formed to guide, promote and develop the RR initiative throughout the school.
  • An action plan has been completed and signed off by the Headteacher.
  • Procedures are put in place for monitoring the impact of the initiative.
  • The RRSA is introduced to the whole school community.
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Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Nursery & Primary School has now received our ROC status!


In June 2015 we were delighted to receive our RRSA Recognition of Commitment (ROC) status.


We are extremely proud of our children, staff and school.  We hope that you will continue to support us on our Rights Respecting journey.

Future Plans


We are now working towards achieving Level 1 status.  


We have been recruiting our new RRSA Children's Ambassadors and our steering group will be busy planning events to help children recognise their rights, both in school and beyond.


We will keep you informed about our progress!