Here are the key forms and documents you will need as you prepare to be reaccredited at Gold: Rights Respecting.
We recognise that each of our Gold schools has embraced the CRC in unique ways to suit their school context, and therefore we don’t have a fixed checklist of how you should sustain your Gold work. However, please read our guidance of what you could do to sustain Gold and how to prepare for your reaccreditation visit.
If you have any queries, or would like further advice and support, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the RRSA Team at email@example.com or your regional Professional Adviser.
The Strands and Outcomes of the Award
For a school to be reaccredited at Gold: Rights Respecting, there must be evidence that it has sustained the three strands of a Rights Respecting School at Gold. A school uses these strands and other guidance provided to plan and monitor progress.
Sustaining your impact
You might find it useful to carry out the (optional) pupil questionnaires and staff questionnaires so that you have an overview of the staff and pupils’ current knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. You might find it helpful to transfer the data to the School Questionnaire Summary.
School Evaluation: Gold Reaccreditation Form
Download this form and use it to record the different ways in which your school continues to work in line with the three Strands of the RRSA.
Reaccreditation visit programme
Please plan your accreditation visit, face to face or virtual, using this outline.
Your evidence pack
The purpose of the evidence pack is to give us a feel for your school and show us some of what we would usually see if we were physically visiting your school and viewing your physical evidence file.
We have produced the guidance below and a template evidence pack to help you bring your evidence together.
- Please be selective – you do not need to send us everything as most of the accreditation process and subsequent report is based on what you, your colleagues and your pupils tell us during the virtual visit.
- Provide the evidence in a single PowerPoint deck (or similar presentation tool) with sections for Strand A, B, C.
- Have a contents page slide for each strand. In your PowerPoint deck (or similar presentation) please aim to include a maximum of 2 or 3 pieces of evidence for each outcome (there are 9 outcomes of the award) with a maximum of 30 slides in total.
- Feel free to include hyperlinks to useful information on your website.
- The evidence should be linked to what you write in your evaluation form so we can cross reference.
- Please ensure we can see the detail on photographs of displays and ensure you are following your child protection policies when sharing photographs and videos.
- We need to receive the evidence at least a week before the accreditation visit and earlier if possible.
- Do involve the pupils in your steering group to help create the evidence presentation if you can.
- Quotes from parents are useful as we often don’t get a chance to speak to them at the virtual visit.
- Short video clips or voice overs are welcome.
- Examples of children’s work on rights are useful and can be photographed and added to the evidence presentation.
We will delete all materials sent after the accreditation report is completed.