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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.

If you have any queries, or would like further advice and support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the RRSA Team at or your Regional Professional Adviser.

Gold checklist

This checklist gives a succinct overview of what a school must do to achieve Gold, the third and final stage of the Award.

Gold Checklist


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.

RRSA Strands and Outcomes at Silver and Gold


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.

Action Plan: Guidance


Action Plan for Gold


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.

Schools Questionnaire: Guidance


Measuring Our Impact: Introduction for Schools (PPT)


Schools Questionnaire Summary spreadsheet


RRSA Pupil Questionnaire - Primary Schools


RRSA Pupil Questionnaire - Secondary Schools


RRSA Staff and Governor Questionnaire


Accreditation visits

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.

Suggested Accreditation Visit Programme


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.

School Evaluation: Gold