UNICEF - Rights Respecting School

We are very pleased to tell you that we have recently been awarded the first stage of Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) called the Recognition of Commitment. We are always striving to create the best possible learning environment for our children and this achievement shows that we are committed to promoting and realising children’s rights and encouraging adults, children and young people to respect the rights of others in school. We have set up a steering group and have an action plan to ensure that:

  • the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) underpins our values and decision making in school

  • the whole school learns about the CRC and respects the rights of others

  • children are empowered to become active learners and active local and global citizens.

Unicef (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights and we will be joining a community of over 4,000 schools in the UK working on the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Right Respecting Schools across the country have reported that that the Award has many positive impacts including improved relationships, well-being and self-esteem, leading to better attendance and improved learning.

You can find out more about Unicef, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Rights Respecting Schools Award from the RRSA website www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa

In the future we will be using the RRSA logo on our letters and will keep you informed about our rights-respecting journey through our website, newsletters and events.


10th October 2018

This week saw the annual event of the council’s Democracy Debate Programme. Each year, children are invited to represent their schools and put forward a democratic debate on a set subject. This year’s topic was linked to children’s rights with the title ‘I’ve Got Rights’. 

Two children were picked to represent Sherdley Primary. During the day they had to complete presentations and debate their ideas to the council chamber in set teams. One of our children was in the winning team but both represented their school superbly and left a positive imprint of our school amongst the chamber.

Well done to Hollie and Patrick from Year 6 for being such fantastic ambassadors of your school and a big thank you to Mrs Lakey for taking the time to organise our children for the day.

Contact the School

Sherdley Primary School

Mill Lane
St Helens

Main Contact: Mrs Marie White/Mrs Helen Smith - Office Administrator / Mrs Angela Webster - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678683
Fax: 01744 678684

SEN Contact: Mrs Katie Bennett