Rights Respecting Schools

You might have spotted our new Rights Respecting Schools banner at the Queen Street gates which shows that we have achieved our Silver: Rights Aware accreditation. It has been granted by UNICEF UK to show that our school has made good progress towards embedding children’s rights in the school’s policy, practice and ethos. We are very proud of this achievement!


What is a Right Respecting School?

The Unicef RRSA supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture.

The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and outcomes for every child and to help all children realise their potential.  


What does it involve? 

The whole school community learns about rights and sees them as underpinning our values, vision and mission.

Mutual respect for rights informs all practice and relationships in school.

External validation recognises that we have embedded children’s rights into our school’s practice and ethos.


The Three Strands of RSA

There are Three Strands involved in the process of becoming a Rights Respecting School:

Strand 1 (Bronze Award) - Rights committed. This is acknowledging that we have rights. 

Strand 2 ( Silver Award) - Learning through the CRC. This is understanding rights and how they impact our own lives. 

Strand 3 (Gold Award) - Learning for the CRC. This is understanding how rights impact the world around us. 


Benefits for Greenfield Academy Children 

  • It can improve our children's self-esteem and feelings of being valued and listened to
  • It can improve levels of respect for each other leading to better-quality relationships between pupils, between staff and pupils and between staff. 
  • It gives a sense of security as rights-respecting language and behaviour is used more consistently throughout the school.


Greenfield Academy: Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Queen Street, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 1QD

Mrs Z Neophitou: Head of Academy

0161 368 1898