The Rights Respecting Schools programme (FOI)
The Rights Respecting Schools programme (FOI) Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 21 June 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Currently schools in Jersey are currently being signed up to the UNHRC to become Rights Respecting Schools.
How is the effectiveness of this programme measured?
Is there educational data that shows that children are making progress as a result of this programme? (e.g. How many of the UN rights do children know now that they didn't know before the programme?)
What parts of the curriculum are being modified to accommodate this programme?
What is the cost in time and salaries paid to introduce this programme?
When will a review of the RRS programme take place?
As all children's rights are written into Jersey Law is it a cost effective programme?
Rights Respecting Schools is a programme for schools run by UNICEF, you can find details here:
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (unicef.org.uk)
It ensures that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) are embedded into school culture and that they are safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured, and they are able to thrive.
The effectiveness of the programme is monitored by UNICEF and schools are awarded at different levels on their journey to become a Rights Respecting School.
Educational data relating to progress is not held in accordance with Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. It is assumed that attainment levels will increase when the culture within schools is that they are 'safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured, and they are able to thrive.'
All parts of the curriculum are modified to ensure that the UNCRC is taken into account from early years onwards. Details of the Jersey Curriculum can be found here:
The Jersey Curriculum (gov.je)
Costs to sign-up to the programme can be found here:
Costs of the RRSA - Rights Respecting Schools Award (unicef.org.uk)
It is not possible to quantify the cost in time and salaries as this is based on the whole school culture therefore Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 applies.
The programme is reviewed regularly by UNICEF who work closely with schools to obtain and maintain their status as Rights Respecting Schools.
Information relating to the programme being cost effective is not held, in accordance with Article 3 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011.
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