Rights Respecting Schools

The Award improves the lives of children in the UK by taking a whole school approach to putting children’s rights at the heart of school policy and practice.”- Unicef



We aim to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.  As part of this plan, we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.

We believe that Rights Respecting School goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community.

    • Our children are healthier and happier
    • Our children feel safe
    • Our children have better relationships
    • Our children become active and involved in school life and the wider world


Our pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships. At Kingsthorne, each class has nominated their own Rights Respecting Champion who act as our pupil steering group.

They share information about the rights both within and beyond the school community through assemblies, newsletters and displays. The pupil steering group are also working on our Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) action plan to show how we can embed the rights within our practice.

For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit the UNICEF website here.