UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award
The Rights Respecting Schools Award is aimed at celebrating schools that are safe, respectful and nurturing of all children. Schools that develop their students to go on to live fulfilling and happy lives as citizens of the world.
HASU has achieved Bronze Award, and are working towards the Silver Award.
We are embedding the rights of children into all aspects of Academy life: through our Citizenship strand of the Personal Development Curriculum; through our assemblies and IID day programme; through our wide-ranging enrichment offer; through student leadership opportunities, such as Prefects and Commissioners; and finally through the curriculum offer in all our subjects.
Our students are learning new skills and knowledge every day that will enable them to thrive in life, protect their own and others’ fundamental rights and become active citizens in the future. Some of the more practical ways our students are working towards the RRSA are:
- Prefects and Commissioners working together as part of the RRSA Steering Committee, who are the frontline in ensuring we are promoting rights at the Academy
- Stonewall and Diversity Ambassadors working to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the school
- House Captains organising and running Charity events to promote awareness and raising vital funds