Rights Respecting Award
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at 3:37PM
Gail McLay in Grand Ideas for Secondary Schools, RME, RO, Secondary, chaplaincy, classroom

Primary and secondary schools across Scotland are beginning to engage with the processes of the ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ (RRSA).

This UNICEF initiative is being heavily promoted by the Scottish Government and fits well with the capacities inherent in Curriculum for Excellence and the current schools’ focus on issues such as Restorative Justice, Health and Wellbeing, and Citizenship. Based on the UN Charter of the Rights of the Child, it encourages schools to bring staff, pupils and community together to explore rights and responsibilities as well as to create core values and ethos for a school. It’s an ideal area for the involvement of chaplains, Religious Observance teams and churches. 

To help the school achieve this award one chaplaincy team works in the local secondary in the following ways:

How could you start this yourself?

 

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