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Unicef Rights Respecting School

Foxhills Junior School is a Rights Respecting School. We have achieved the Recognition of Commitment and are currently working towards our Level One status. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils.
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The award is given by UNICEF which is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. To find our more about the UNCRC and the 54 separate articles, please click on the link below.


The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others i.e. their responsibilities.


As part of our work towards the award, we have put together a steering group made up of the Pupil Voice members, teaching staff, members of the Senior Leadership team and school governors. For more details about our current Rights Respecting projects, please see the Pupil Voice section of the website.