UNICEF UK periodically asks a sample of head teachers to feedback on the impact of the RRSA. The results of the 2010 survey provide the following picture:

  • 100% of headteachers believe that RRSA has had a positive impact on relationships and behaviour
  • 100% considered that working on RRSA improved children’s and young people’s self-esteem
  • 97% considered that children and young people demonstrated positive attitudes to diversity & overcoming prejudices
  • 97%  considered that the RRSA had an impact on improved learning and standards
  • 97% considered that working on the RRSA had an impact on children and young people’s participation in decision-making in the school community
 
Children from Northern Ireland schools work together at a Playtrail workshop exploring children's rights in relation to anti-bullying strategies.  © UNICEF UK/2009/RRS/Howard Davies
Children from Northern Ireland schools work together at a Playtrail workshop exploring children's rights in relation to anti-bullying strategies. © UNICEF UK/2009/RRS/Howard Davies