Welcome to the Birmingham Cohort of the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award. Education and well-being of all children is at the heart of the award and most of the work you are already doing in schools aligns itself perfectly with the standards. Objectives
- Deepen your understanding of the ethos of a rights respecting school.
- Review and develop your plans.
- Develop your knowledge and understanding of global citizenship and sustainable development.
- To identify actions needed to achieve the first stage of the award, Silver: Rights Aware.
RRSA ACHIEVING SILLVER This course is designed for RRSA leaders from schools who have started their journey towards the second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award, Silver: Rights Aware, and are familiar with the RRSA.
You will explore ways of developing an ethos of mutual respect for rights through rights-based agreements, consider participation rights, and discover practical ways to meet the RRSA standards to be ready for your Silver: Rights Aware accreditation. Achieving Silver courses builds on the work done in Achieving Bronze.
Your school will have achieved or be close to the first stage of the Award, Bronze: Rights Committed. Please bring your Action plan for Silver
This is a really exciting initiative that is already having a significant impact on building resilience with children and young people in Birmingham. Education and well-being of all children is at the heart of the award and most of the work you are already doing in schools aligns itself perfectly with the standards. Overall, your school should have the opportunity to engage with three days of training provided by Birmingham City Council, representing a significant saving for your school.
You can register, access all information about the award including academic research, Ofsted quotes and free resources here: http://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/. If you need further information please contact: SSI@birmingham.gov.uk.
Leads from all newly awarded bronze schools who are aiming for silver.