Access Keys:

Lough View Integrated Primary School, Belfast

Rights Respecting School


The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises our achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of our school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.

A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers/adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.

To find out more about the Rights Respecting Schools Award please visit

Lough View has been awarded Level 1 /Silver Status.

In July 2014 we were delighted to receive our RRSA Recognition of Commitment (ROC) status. Since then, we have achieved our level 1 /Silver award status which we are all very proud of.

In Lough View we work hard to plan events/activities which encourage our pupils to recognise their rights and the rights of others, both in school and beyond.  

We are extremely proud of our children, staff and school. We hope that you will continue to support us on our Rights Respecting journey. 

Recognition Of Commitment

The first stage of the RRSA is the Recognition of Commitment (ROC). This is awarded to schools when:

A steering group composed of adults and children is formed to guide, promote  and develop the RR initiative throughout the school.

         An action plan has been completed and signed off by the principal.

         Procedures are put in place for monitoring the impact of the initiative.

        The RRSA is introduced to the school community – staff, pupils, governors and


Level 1 (Silver Award)

The RRSA standards set out what a school must do to gain Level 1 accreditation. A school achieving Level 1 has made good progress towards embedding the values and principles of the CRC into the school’s ethos and curriculum. A visit from a UNICEF representative takes place to ensure progress has been made.

If you have any RR ideas, then please contact Mr Irvine