William Fletcher Primary School, Rutten Lane, Yarnton, Oxfordshire, OX5 1LW
01865 372301

Article 12



Image result for unicef rights respecting schools awardUNICEF Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)

What is the RRSA?

The UNICEF RRSA is a UNICEF programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. The programme and accreditation are based around the 54 articles cited in UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and aim to create a world in which all children are protected, educated, healthy, heard and treated fairly.

Here at William Fletcher, we have already achieved Level 1 accreditation and are proud to be working towards gaining our Level 2 certification.

We believe that being a Rights Respecting School encourages our pupils to realise their own rights and potential, as well as enabling them to become advocates for children’s rights all around our world. In doing so, we hope that pupils may help to tackle some of the complex issues facing our world today and in the future.

How do we do it?

School life:

Our RRSA work is embedded into our curriculum and school life. We make cross curricular links with UNCRC articles in lessons and the pupils have taken part in campaigns and events to raise awareness of the importance of children’s rights. We have class charters which reference some of the articles the children feel can help to create classroom environments where everyone can learn and be safe and happy. We also make links with other schools and organisations in our community and beyond to help raise awareness and support children who are denied their rights.

The Article 12 Committee:

Article 12: You have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

The Article 12 Committee is formed of a group of students and staff who meet to discuss issues they wish to focus on in school, campaigns they would like to be involved in, or opportunities to be advocates for children’s rights in our community and beyond! We have lots of exciting things planned for this year so check our website for updates about what we have been up to…


How you can get involved:

We welcome any members of our community and beyond who would like to come and speak about their work and experiences and how this links to children’s rights or making the world a better place.

If you would be interested in learning more about Rights Respecting Schools then please do get in touch! We are always interested in hearing from members of our community who would like to be involved!

William Fletcher Primary School, Rutten Lane, Yarnton, Oxfordshire, OX5 1LW
01865 372301