Rights Respecting School

As part of our school's Respect agenda we are working towards gaining the level 1 award for  "Rights Respecting School". This is an award which is given to schools on behalf of UNICEF. Broxburn Academy has already achieved the Recognition of Commitment (ROC) award in 2012 and we are making good progress to achieving Level 1.


UNICEF is the world's leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

The 'Rights Respecting School' award (RRSA) will help our pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. By learning about their rights our pupils, your children, also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.

Broxburn Academy pupils are encouraged to reflect on how their behaviour and actions affect those around them, which allows us to build and maintain a positive and safe learning environment for all, both in the classroom and around the school site. In preparation for the re launch of RRSA, and in consultation with pupils and staff at all levels, our school rules and expectations have been considered to form our whole school charter, which outlines expectations in the school.

There are many exciting things happening in the school which are linked to Rights Respecting Schools such as Project Romania, Charity events and a variety of extracurricular clubs and opportunities for our pupils to develop themselves and their skills. News and updates of the Rights Respecting Schools progress will be available on the school website and in the school newsletter.


If you would like more information about the work of UNICEF or a Rights Respecting School then please visit: Rights Respecting Schools (opens new window)