Showing the impact of RRSA

Unicef UK is committed to achieving outcomes for children. In 2017, we are improving the way that we demonstrate our success in helping all children in the UK to thrive.

The Rights Respecting Schools Award can transform schools and improve the lives of pupils. We see this regularly through your feedback and through school inspection reports.

We know that schools are inundated with possible initiatives and priorities while facing ever tightening resources. We need to be able to show what can be achieved through RRSA and demonstrate its value. We also need to convince others of this value, including policy makers, funders, local authorities and other potential supporters.

From September 2017, all schools applying for an assessment will be asked to gather and send us feedback in a more systematic way. We have improved and shortened the questionnaires for pupils and adults in the school. We have also provided more guidance about how to gather and send us this information, and new tools to help you.

From May 2017, we are trialling the new approach with schools applying for Recognition of Commitment. All the new resources are available on our website for schools to use.

These improvements will allow us to talk more authoritatively about the impact of RRSA for schools and children. Over the coming months, look out for new resources which showcase the evidence for this impact.

We welcome any feedback on the new forms and guidance. Please do get in touch with any comments or questions, either to your Professional Adviser or directly to the Evaluation Manager, Sarah Hamilton.