Rights Respecting Schools

    Rights Respecting School Award    

Jordanhill School achieved the Rights Respecting School Award at Level 1 in June 2016. We defined a clear set of values – not just rules –  with the whole school community through our School Charter and these are actively upheld by all. UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) helps schools to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as the values framework that enables this to be achieved. Click here to visit the Rights Respecting Schools' Homepage.


The UNCRC enhances pupils’ understanding of the consequences of individual and group actions on the rights of others locally and globally. The articles of the Convention are based on the recognition of every child’s basic needs in order to thrive. Click here to see the articles. The UNCRC therefore sets out a child’s rights to:

  • Survive and have good health
  • Be protected from harm
  • Develop their talents and skills
  • Participate in the world to which they belong. 


Pupils have learned about the UNCRC, and the rights set out in it, in assemblies, tutor time and in some curricular areas, particularly in Social Studies, English, Health and Wellbeing and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons.




The Scottish Youth Parliament


The Secondary Rights Respecting Group and Pupil Councils had a visit from the Scottish Youth Parliament on Wednesday 22 may 2017.  The Scottish Youth Parliament is a politically-independent organisation that aims to represent the young people of Scotland. They carried out a rights based workshop with the Secondary Rights Respecting Group and a political literacy session with the Pupil Councils.  Both sessions were very informative and gratefully received by our young people.