Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA)
We are absolutely delighted to announce we achieved Rights Respecting School Gold Award in April 2019. This is the highest award in the UNICEF programme and was the result of a lot of hard work put in by pupils, parents and staff over the past two years.
The Gold Award means we are now recognised as being a school which has fully embedded children’s rights throughout our policies, practice and ethos. The pupils have also taken part in practical action projects which have helped protect and stand up for childrens rights around the world both locally and globally.
The UNICEF Assessors noted in their report that the strengths of Longstone School include our commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in all areas of school life, our ability to give our pupils a voice in making key decisions about the school and the campaigning of our active and enthusiastic School Council.
We will continue to work hard on our Rights Respecting School journey by developing a new action plan which will help us maintain our Gold Award status.