The Impact of the Rights Respecting Schools Award
The Award aims to improve the lives of young people through education about children’s rights.
When the principles and values of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) are introduced and reinforced throughout school life, children and the wider school community benefit.
Evidence suggests that these benefits include:
- Pupils develop a long-term commitment to values such as social justice and inclusion
- There is a reduction in bullying and discriminatory behaviour among children
- Pupils enjoy and feel safe at school
- Pupils feel included and valued
- Pupils’ wellbeing and emotional resilience is improved
- Pupils’ engagement in the school and their own learning is improved
- Pupils’ attainment is improved, and the attainment gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged pupils is narrowed
- Pupils are more engaged in their local and global communities as ‘active citizens’