Rights Respecting Schools

Cedars Academy aims to be a school where every aspect of a child is focused on and developed, including the area of well-being. As part of our school’s aims to promote a happy and successful school, we are working towards recognition as a Rights Respecting School. This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF. We have received our recognition of commitment, which now allows us to start moving forward to receiving a level 1 accreditation.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award programme supports schools to embed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC or CRC) in their practice to improve well-being and help all children to realise their potential.

The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others; their responsibilities.

Cedars Academy pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school grounds.

RRSA links with our School Values, Restorative Practices and the work we do promoting Global Citizenship and Equal Opportunities and supports our Healthy School, Eco School accreditation.

We also have Rights Respecting School Ambassadors. Their role is to make sure that every child within our school feels as though they have a ‘voice’ and that they are listened to and treated fairly. Alongside School Council and Eco Council they ensure that they represent the ideas and opinions of the school.

We are looking forward to learning all about our rights and constructing our classroom charters, we are also hoping to make a video showing our work, so watch this space...

Follow the link below for our RRSA Action Plan: