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Meadows First School has begun the journey towards becoming a Rights Respecting School; we want to put the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) at the heart of everything we do. We have recently been awarded the Recognition Of Commitment by Unicef, and are now working towards Level 1 to start to fully embedded the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into our ethos, culture and curriculum.
A Rights Respecting School not only teaches its pupils about their rights as children, but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers/adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
At Meadows we have set up a team of Rights Respecting Champions which consists of members from years 1 to 4. These pupils meet regularly to discuss how we embed rights and responsibilities into our everyday life and how our school can help support children in other countries that do not have access to all of the children’s rights.
Each class has its own Rights Respecting Charter that they have devised together.