RRSA Glossary

Language associated with rights and bring rights respecting

When you become a Rights Respecting School there is new vocabulary to learn.

In Rights Respecting Schools, children talk about articles, they talk about rights being universal, inherent and unconditional, you will hear people refer to rights holders and duty bearers and talk about the importance of the principles of fairness, equity and dignity. It is important that we, as staff in school, take time to look at this vocabulary, so that we can model its use with confidence.

This document will support you as an aid to develop your knowledge and understanding of rights respecting language. All the vocabulary
is relevant to schools as they progress through their rights respecting journey. The language on p 3 to 4 becomes more relevant to
schools as they progress from Silver to Gold.

Reflect on the RRSA Glossary. How could these words be incorporated within policy and everyday practice across the school community?

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