Rights Respecting School

Jordanhill School was awarded the Rights Respecting School Gold Award in August 2018 having achieved Silver in June 2016. You can read a summary of the assessors’ report here.

Our School Charter created by the whole school community defines a set of values which are actively upheld by all. The Gold award is granted by Unicef UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos.

Our In Focus leaflet and the video below exemplify the work done to promote:

  • Teaching and Learning ABOUT Rights
  • Teaching and Learning THROUGH Rights
  • Teaching and Learning FOR Rights

The 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.

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. The UNCRC 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, from presentations from visiting speakers, at tutor time and in curricular areas.