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The King John School

Rights Respecting School

Rights Respecting School

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.



The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.

A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.

We are a level one Rights Respecting School.  We are including rights in thought for the week and also in lessons wherever appropriate.  It is important that all members of the school community know their rights.  However it is equally as important that we ensure that others are getting access to their rights.

The King John Charter

Ways that students can ensure others are getting access to their rights:

  • Behave well in lessons so that everyone can learn
  • Look after each other to ensure that everyone can be safe e.g report bullying
  • Put rubbish in the bin to ensure we have a clean environment
  • Take part in charity events to help those less fortunate to access their rights