The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in Scottish local government, rewarding and recognising innovative and passionate projects that demonstrate an excellent service to communities.  Inverclyde Council’s Rights Respecting Schools Project has received a COSLA Silver Award.

Inverclyde Council have achieved a number of firsts in Scotland. Of the five schools within Inverclyde to have gained the RRSA, St Columba’s High School is the first secondary in Scotland to have achieved Level 1 status. Glenburn School, an additional support needs (ASN) school, is the only ASN school in Britain to achieve an Advanced Level 2 status. 

The COSLA Award recognises the achievement of the RRSA in helping young people make informed decisions and become confident, active citizens. RRSA raises awareness of children’s rights throughout their school life. 

COSLA have made a 2 minute video where teachers working in Rights Respecting Schools describe the impact the initiative has had on children.

View the video

 
Children from Sacred Heart Primary School in Inverclyde telling their peers about child rights. Inverclyde Council
Children from Sacred Heart Primary School in Inverclyde telling their peers about child rights.Inverclyde Council