We offer local authorities (LAs) a three year support package delivered by Unicef UK professional advisors working jointly with an LA to develop and accredit schools working towards the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA). Feedback from work with pilot LAs identifies that the optimum period for support is 3 years. This enables capacity to be developed within the LA and a number of schools to have achieved the higher level 2 award. After 3 years of support Unicef UK would take on only a quality assurance role.

Our LA support package can be tailored to meet the needs of the LA and their priority areas of development. LA’s will also be able to avail of discounted costs for central training delivered by Unicef UK

A model that has worked well for LAs is to set up three clusters with approximately 10 schools in each cluster. By the end of 3 years we would expect:

  • up to 15 schools to have been awarded a Record of Commitment
  • up to 15 schools to have achieved Level 1 of the award
  • at least 3 schools to have achieved Level 2 of the award
  • at least one LA officer to be a qualified Unicef UK assessor and trainer.

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If you have any questions about the training and support we offer please contact Rebecca Nkata:

 
Student at St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Bolton in front of diagram showing how RRSA unifies different school initiatives. © UNICEF UK/2009/RRS/Howard Davies
Student at St Joseph’s Catholic High School, Bolton in front of diagram showing how RRSA unifies different school initiatives.© UNICEF UK/2009/RRS/Howard Davies

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