About The Award
Willowbrook has been working towards the Level 1 of the Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA). We are pleased to say, after being assessed in July that we successfully achieved Level 1 and are now a Rights Respecting School. The award recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.
We are very proud of all the children who have been an essential part of getting the award, including our school council, community steering group, and all the children who were involved in the assessment day. They demonstrated their mature and responsible behaviour by articulating clearly all the work we have been doing on global citizenship and the Universal Rights of the Child.
By gaining the award we have taken steps to enable our school community to help improve the well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between adults, between adults and pupils and between pupils. It adds to the school’s commitment to develop the whole child.
Our community steering group that included members of the local community and children from our school council. This group helps to steer the work the school is doing towards the award.
The process of applying for the award has made us look outwards and to us becoming global citizens. The children have been getting involved with charities and their community to help improve the lives of themselves and others. Please look through the links to the right to see all that we have been doing.
We are now looking forward towards the Level 2 award, which will mean looking further at our commitment to being Global Citizens and working with other schools to help them achieve Level 1.