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Courthill is a Gold Rights Respecting school! 


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 teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

We are extremely proud that Courthill Infant  School is a UNICEF UK Gold  Rights Respecting School which promotes the Rights and Responsibilities of all the community in the school.


Gold: Rights Respecting is the third stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.


It is granted by Unicef UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos, as outlined in the RRSA Strands and Outcomes.


To achieve Gold we were assessed by one of the Professional Advisers who looked at the whole school’s rights respecting work and the impact that has been made through embedding children’s rights into school life.


Rights Respecting accreditation is valid for three years.


Achieving Gold: Rights Respecting means there is evidence that:


  • Courthill has explicitly adopted a child rights approach based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and has embedded it in school policy, practice and culture.
  • Children, young people and adults at Courthill have a thorough understanding of child rights, and rights respecting attitudes and language are embedded across the school.
  • RRSA has a positive impact on children and young people’s learning and wellbeing.
  • Children see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and are advocates for social justice, fairness and children’s rights at home and abroad.
  • Children and young people also play an increasingly leading role in driving progress.


At Gold level Rights Respecting, Courthill is aiming to intensify and broaden:

  • Teaching and Learning about rights: for the whole school community through training, curriculum, assemblies, topics, focus days/weeks, displays.
  • Teaching and Learning through rights: by modelling rights respecting language and attitudes and making strategic decisions that involve students.
  • Being ambassadors for the rights of others: developing as rights respecting citizens.


Please take a look at the work that has been continuing at Courthill. The information on these pages give you an insight into the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders at Courthill, and also illustrates the positive impact that Rights Respecting has on all our pupils and wider community.  Also, please see the letter sent to parents announcing that we are a Gold Rights Respecting School.


We know that we are inspiring, empowering and supporting the children to become future Rights ambassadors!