Starting RRSA Online

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Recently registered for the Award? If so, our new online training platform is here to help you kick start your Rights Respecting journey.

From Registered to Bronze in seven modules

Over seven short modules we will guide you towards applying for Bronze: Rights Committed, from setting up your Steering Group to submitting your action plan to our team. You will be able to share ideas with other teachers in our online community, and our Professional Advisers will be on hand offer expert guidance along the way.

Online training lets you fit in the groundwork needed to get to the first stage of the Award at a time that suits you. Each course contains approximately 30 minutes of online material followed by an hour of ‘homework’ where you put your knowledge into action.

Online training is included within the registration fee for schools who have registered from January 2018. For schools who have registered before January 2018, a fee of £200 is applicable for access to all teachers in your school (free for schools with less than 100 pupils). To get access, contact the Rights Respecting Schools team at

Starting RRSA Online was excellent in guiding us through the first stage of the Award with a bit of flexibility since it is often difficult to fit things in whilst coping with existing workload.
Teacher from a Rights Respecting School

Here’s what you can expect during the seven courses:

Course 1 – Introducing the Rights Respecting Schools Award, including the aims of the RRSA and the RRSA journey

Course 2 – Introducing children’s rights, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the work of Unicef in relation to these

Course 3 – Introducing the first stage of the RRSA, Bronze: Rights Committed, and the first step in achieving this

Course 4 – Learning about pupil participation and the second step in achieving the Bronze: the RRSA Steering Group

Course 5 – Introducing how to review your school to measure how Rights Respecting your school already is

Course 6 – Introducing the Action Plan for Silver, the final component in achieving Bronze: Rights Committed

Course 7 – How to apply for Bronze: Rights Committed and providing you with a chance to check your progress

Online community discussion forums – A big component of Starting RRSA Online is the online community discussion forum. In each course we will ask you to leave comments with reactions and further thoughts, enabling you to have a conversation and share ideas with other RRSA coordinators and staff from schools across the UK, and the RRSA Professional Advisers. It’s a great way to share learning and practice, and is an integral part of our learning.

Support – To assist with your learning and navigation around the online learning platform, we have created a user guide. It is available as a downloadable PDF below. If you are having any technical problems, please get in contact with the RRSA central team at If you have any questions about the course material, you can contact your Professional Adviser.

Starting RRSA Online user guide


If you have any queries or questions, please contact the RRSA central team at