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We gained our Rights Respecting Schools Award

St Mungo’s Academy achieved Level 1  Rights Respecting School Award on 31 March 2017. The Unicef UK Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture.

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The award is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation. It recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential. A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted.

Schools involved in the award have reported a positive impact on behaviour, relationships and well-being, leading to better learning, improved academic standards and a reduction in bullying.

Children and young people in Scotland can learn about their rights at


Article 42 of the UNCRC says that all children, young people and adults should know about the Convention