Gold Forms and Guides
Here are the key forms and documents you will need to work towards the third and final stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award, Gold: Rights Respecting.
Please read our step-by-step guidance for more information on what you need to do to achieve your Gold: Rights Respecting accreditation.
This checklist gives a succinct overview of what a school must do to achieve Gold, the third and final stage of the Award.
The Strands and Outcomes of the Award
For a school to achieve the Gold: Rights Respecting accreditation, it must have evidence that it has reached the three strands of a Rights Respecting School at Gold. A school uses these strands and other guidance provided to plan and monitor progress.
Planning your actions
Use the Action Plan for Gold document to prioritise and carry out actions in the school. The Action Plan for Gold is a working document, so keep adding actions and reviewing your current position to identify impact on being rights respecting. Use the Action Plan: Guidance to support this.
Measuring your impact
We need to evaluate our work to help ensure that we are having a positive impact on the lives of children. The Schools Questionnaire: Guidance below explains how we are evaluating the impact of the Award and what support we need from your school to do this.
A brief overview of our approach to measuring impact is also available below. It is a PowerPoint presentation and is called Measuring Our Impact: Introduction for Schools. Before starting to collect the data, however, please ensure you read the Schools Questionnaire: Guidance as it provides more detail about the process.
The questionnaires are available below and are also available online. If you would like to do the questionnaires online, please contact your Professional Adviser, who can give you access to them.
The Accreditation Visit Programme provides a suggested programme for the accreditation visit by the Unicef UK assessors. Read all about the Gold: Rights Respecting accreditation process here.
Progress and Evaluation form
The School Evaluation: Gold form is used to evidence a school’s progress towards meeting the outcomes for the Gold: Rights Respecting accreditation. Schools need to complete the form when they feel ready for their accreditation visit.