Rights Respecting Schools
Shenley Fields Daycare and Nursery School has been awarded the Bronze, Silver and Gold UNICEF Rights Respecting School. We have, in fact, been reaccredited as a GOLD RRSA school for a second time. At the time of writing (Feb 2024), we are one of only a handful of Early Years settings across the whole of the UK to achieve this.
Unicef is the world's leading organisation working for children and their rights. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is granted to schools that show commitment to promoting and realising children's rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. Silver is given to schools that make excellent progress towards embedding the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into its ethos and curriculum. Gold is the next step up and the highest accolade granted by Unicef.
Unicef works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to thrive. Our Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life and gives children the best chance to lead happy, healthy lives and to be responsible, active citizens.