Following an inspection from children’s charity Unicef on Monday 4th December, Meadowside CP & Nursery Primary School has been presented with a Level 1 Rights Respecting Award. The Rights Respecting Schools Award is a Unicef UK programme that aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK.
The charity works with thousands of schools across the country to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. The Award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC) into practice within the school and beyond.
To achieve the Level 1 award, the school has laid clear foundations across the whole school, embedding ‘Right Respecting’ articles into the curriculum.
In addition to this, there are also rights displays in school and rights assemblies.
Now that we have been presented with a Level 1 award, the school is looking forward to working towards the Level 2 award, which requires rights to be shared externally with parents and the community.
We are absolutely delighted to have been presented with a Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award, and we are so proud of how the children conducted themselves during the Unicef inspection. We are amazed at the children’s knowledge of their rights and their confidence when talking about them with both staff and Unicef.