Rights Respecting Schools

Jordanhill School achieved the Rights Respecting School Silver Award in June 2016. Our School Charter created by the whole school community defines a set of values which are actively upheld by all. The school will be seeking the Gold Award in 2018.

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 learn 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.