Rights Respecting School Awards 2020/21


We are now a Rights Respecting School!

We are very excited to announce that we have registered to be a ‘Rights Respecting School’.

In September 2020 will embark on our journey to achieving the Bronze Award. There are three awards within the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA)

Bronze – Rights Committed

Silver – Rights Aware

Gold – Rights Respecting


What is RRSA?

The abbreviation RRSA stands for Rights Respecting Schools Award. The award is given to schools who show they are committed to and recognise the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). They put this at the centre of all they do.


RRSA at New Islington Free School

At New Islington Free School the children are our first priority. We support, teach and nurture all the children who attend to help them to develop into the very best versions of themselves. It is our mission to empower our children to approach all challenges and opportunities presented to them with confidence and resilience. Our school values of respect, resilience, kindness and cooperation blend seamlessly into the core values of the Rights Respecting Schools Award.

Through RRSA the children will develop a deep understanding of their rights, the rights of others and the impact of these. They will develop their knowledge of the world and their wider community and above all else they will continue to develop into great citizens and they will understand how they can make a difference in the world.

The RRSA Lead Teachers are

Miss Ellison

Mrs Reveley


Useful documents

A summary of the URNC

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

RRSA Action Plan


Useful website links

The UNICEF website - https://www.unicef.org.uk/

The UNICEF YouTube page - https://www.youtube.com/user/UNICEFUK