Rights Respecting School



We are a Gold: Rights Respecting School!

Well done to all the children, staff, parents and carers and governors who have helped us on the journey to achieving this. We are the first school in Islington to receive this fantastic award!

What does this mean?

  • Gold: Rights Respecting comes after Bronze: Rights Committed and Silver: Rights Aware.
  • It is granted by Unicef UK to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos, as outlined in the RRSA Strands and Outcomes.
  • To achieve Gold: Rights Respecting, schools will be assessed by two Unicef UK RRSA assessors who will look at the whole school’s rights respecting work.
  • We have explicitly adopted a child rights approach based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and has embedded it in school policy, practice and culture.
  • We are teaching and Learning ABOUT Rights, THROUGH Rights and FOR Rights.
  • Children, young people and adults in our school have a thorough understanding of child rights, and rights respecting attitudes and language are embedded across the school.
  • There is a positive impact of these actions on children and young people, staff, and on the school’s ethos, practice and environment.
  • Children see themselves as rights respecting global citizens and advocates for fairness and children’s rights, both locally and globally.
  • We also model rights and respect in all our relationships: between staff (duty bearers) and all children (rights holders).

If you would like to find out more information about Rights Respecting Schools please look here: https://www.unicef.org.uk/rights-respecting-schools/the-rrsa/about-the-rrsa/

If you would like to find out more information about the Global Goals please look here https://www.globalgoals.org/

What does this look like at William Tyndale?

Pupil Voice

Our Pupil Voice is a group of approximately 40 children from across the school and is made up of a group of smaller sub-committees:

·       School Council

·       Playground Leaders

·       Shed Monitors

·       Lunch Hall Monitors

·       Eco-Team


  Children from Year 1-6 are voted for democratically and are in office for a year. They attend weekly meetings either in their sub-committees or as the whole Pupil Voice. They consult with classmates about issues in the school community as well as campaigns and global issues. Their contributions play an important role in school improvement at William Tyndale, in the local community and the wider world.