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Our Rights Respecting Schools Journey

At Blairgowrie High School we received our Silver Award from UNICEF in October 2022 and we have been on our journey towards our Gold Award for the last 3 years.   Below you will find our Action Plan for the Gold Award – something which we hope to achieve in September this year (2024).   Our RRS Action Plan is also closely linked to our School policies.

The UNICEF UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination, and participation.   The RRSA seeks to put the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.   A Rights Respecting School is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted.   Young people and the school community learn about children’s rights by putting them into practice every day.

Blairgowrie High School continues to be a school where every aspect of a young person is focused on and developed, including their wellbeing.   This is encompassed in Article 29 (goals of education) which states that “Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full.   It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment”.

As a school that embeds restorative practice, our learners have always been encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school community.

It would be great if you could spend a few minutes reading through the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which can be found here UNCRC.   We have also put some links below to update you on how we are promoting them across the school community.

We really hope that you will continue to support us and your child in ensuring that our practice embeds the rights of the child and all of our young people have a knowledge about their rights (Article 42).

If you would like more information about the Rights Respecting Schools Award then please visit: www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa   

Links to recent developments

Department Calendar of Rights

Bye Bye Bullies Campaign

Cash for Kids