Here are the key forms and documents you will need to work towards the second stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award, Silver: Rights Aware.
Please read our step-by-step guidance for more information on what you need to do to achieve your Silver: Rights Aware accreditation.
This checklist gives a succinct overview of what a school must do to achieve Silver: Rights Aware, the second stage of the Award.
The Strands and Outcomes of the Award
For a school to achieve the Silver: Rights Aware accreditation, it must have evidence that it has reached the three strands of a Rights Respecting School at Silver. A school uses these strands and other guidance provided to plan and monitor progress.
Planning your actions
Use the Action Plan for Silver document completed for the Bronze accreditation to prioritise and carry out actions in the school. The Action Plan for Silver 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 progress
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 a Unicef UK assessor. Read all about the Silver: Rights Aware accreditation process here.
School Evaluation form
The School Evaluation: Silver form is used to evidence a school’s progress towards meeting the outcomes for the Silver: Rights Aware accreditation. Schools need to complete the form when they feel ready for their accreditation visit.