Rights Respecting Schools Award



We are proud to announce that we have recently been awarded our 'Bronze - Rights Commited' Rights Respecting Award.  


What is the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)?

'Every child rights whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.'

The RRSA is based around the United Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) written by UNICEF in 1989.  This is a document agreed by almost all of the countries around the world that helps to protect children.  It is about the rights that all children should have and that should be respected.  

Click here to see a full list of these rights. 

As a school community we have been working together to promote the UNCRC in all that we do and have place this at the centre of our everyday practise in school.  Working towards the award has helped us to focus and celebrate teaching and learning that encourages respect for ourselves and others.  

There are four key areas of impact for children in Rights Respecting Schools; wellbeing, participation, relationships and self-esteem.  The children are reported to be healthier and happier, to feel safe in school, have better relationships with their peers and teachers based on mutal respect and become actively involved in school life and the wider school community.  

As a school we are very excited about this journey and are looking forwards to continuing to work towards are silver and gold awards.


Class Charters

During our transition days in the Summer term, each class looked at the UNCRC and chose three rights to focus on for the next academic year.  Links to these rights will be made continually throughout the year and the display will be updating when new links are made.  

Our charter's all include 'Global Glasses' which were made and designed by the children and which demonstrate their views on their roles in the wider world.  They understand they are part of a wider global community and can play many different roles within it.  

Our school rules - 'Ready, Respectful, Safe' echo the same key messages that we hope to instill in all of our children at The Acorns and are place at the centre of our class charters.


Rights Respecting Ambassadors



If you are intrested in finding out more information about the UNCRC or the RRS award then please visit the UNICEF website.







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The Acorns Primary and Nursery School

Pooltown Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 7ED

Main Contact: Mrs H. Broom, Executive Head Teacher

Tel: 0151 355 1546

SEN Contact: Mrs K Bentley

SEN Email: senco@acornswhitleyfed.cheshire.sch.uk


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