We are delighted that we are now a Gold Rights Respecting School. This is a prestigious award by UNICEF; a leading organisation supporting children and their rights across the world. It supports schools across the UK to embed human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UNCRC at the heart of the schools practice to improve well-being and help all children realise their potential.
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We are delighted to report that we have now been reaccredited as a Gold Rights Respecting School.. Read our 2023 report HERE.
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The 'Rights Respecting School Award' (RRSA) helps our children grow into thoughtful, respectful and responsible young members of the school and wider community. By learning about their rights, our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
The ‘Rights Respecting School Award’ (RRSA) helps our children grow into thoughtful, respectful and responsible young members of the school and wider community. By learning about their rights, our children also learn about the importance of respecting the rights of others.
The UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) runs throughout the life of Meadows and is referenced in all of our policies, lessons and strategic planning.
At Meadows First School both staff and children are passionate about upholding the rights of children. As duty bearers, the staff ensure that children’s rights are referenced in policies as they are updated and we regularly introduce key initiatives to focus on upholding the children’s rights.
As rights holders, the views of the children are very important to us and the articles focuses our discussions with the school council. The children’s ideas are raised with the staff and are put into practice.
Being a Rights Respecting school has a positive influence on the school community, including:
- Improved self-esteem and wellbeing
- Improved relationships and behaviour
- Improved engagement in learning
- Positive attitudes towards diversity in society and the reduction in prejudice
- Children’s enhanced moral understanding and support for global justice
- Children becoming more involved in decision making in school.
A charter is a visual document that establishes an agreed set of rights-based principles upon which relationships can be based and which provide a language for shared values. Creating charters can support a positive learning environment for children and young people the classroom, across the whole school, in the playground or in specific departments or other areas within the school context.
Creating a charter helps to make the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) more prominent and relevant. - UNICEF
At Meadows First School we establish our class charters at the start every academic year to ensure that our classrooms are a place where children’s rights are respected and update them every term. Adults (Duty-bearers) and Children (Rights-holders) make pledges to explain how they are going to use the UN Convention within school (and also home) life.
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