You can find our frequently asked questions below. If you have any further questions, take a look at our downloadable Bronze Checklist, or email the Central Team at email@example.com.
How long does it take to achieve Bronze: Rights Committed?
We encourage schools to take up to six months to achieve Bronze: Rights Committed.
Are there resources to help me?
Yes, there are resources and guidance to help you achieve Bronze: Rights Committed in the working towards and applying for Bronze section. We have developed pages on how to inform your whole school community, how to introduce the CRC and how to get your pupil-led Steering Group in place.
We have also developed a range of teaching resources to help you in your RRSA work. Schools find our Primary and Secondary Starter Packs particularly useful at this stage.
Is there an accreditation visit for Bronze: Rights Committed?
No, there is no accreditation visit by Unicef UK for Bronze: Rights Committed. You just need to email several documents to your Professional Adviser (see working towards and applying for Bronze), who will then look at them and evaluate whether you have taken the necessary steps to be awarded Bronze.
How can I contact my Unicef UK Professional Adviser?
Contact details for your Professional Adviser can be found in the email you received from us confirming your registration, or on our contact page.
Do you ever take an award away from a school?
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is based on nationally agreed standards and uses a system of assessment that looks at all aspects of the school’s life and work. Similarly to other inspection processes the accreditation is made on the evidence seen during the assessment visit. Individual situations and experiences outside the assessment process cannot, on their own, determine the school’s accreditation as Rights Respecting but we do take concerns seriously.
If a Rights Respecting school experiences an event or circumstances that put it at odds with its Rights Respecting status (at either Silver or Gold) the Programme Director may ask that the school be reaccredited sooner than the three-year life of the award. This would be done to support the school at a difficult time and, out of respect to all our other schools, to maintain the consistency and status of the RRSA. In exceptional circumstances we reserve the right to suspend an award.
This approach has been approved by our Schools Accreditation and Standards Committee and this is made clear to schools at the time they are awarded Silver or Gold.