Elgin High School is working towards becoming a Rights Respecting School.

The Rights Respecting School award or RRSA is run by UNICEF UK and aims to put the UN convention on the rights of the child at the heart of our schools practice.

There are 5 principles that the award promotes: equality, dignity, respect, non discrimination, and participation. Being involved in the award means that we are working towards gaining recognition that we have embedded children’s rights in our school curriculum and ethos. It will allow pupils to understand the rights they have and how they can respect the rights of others.

There are three stages to becoming a Rights Respecting school and this journey can take a number of years to fully embed in the school. Recognition of commitment, Level 1 and Level 2.

Elgin High School has attained the recognition of Commitment stage and is currently working toward Level 2.

Becoming a Rights Respecting School will allow pupils to become more involved in making decisions that affect them. It will also help them to develop a sense of responsibility.

If you would like more information please use the link opposite to visit the RRSA website.




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