6 February 2024

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The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) works with schools in the UK to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected, their talents are nurtured and they are able to achieve their personal best.  The Rights Respecting Schools Award embeds these values in daily school life.

The focus of the award is to embed children's human rights in their ethos and culture.  The Award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Right of the Child (CRC) at the heart of the school's practice to improve wellbeing. 

The Award is based on principles of:

· Equality

· Dignity

· Respect

· Non-discrimination

· Participation


At The Meadows, we started our Rights Respecting Schools journey in July 2023, putting rights at the heart of our school.  We have achieved Bronze award for 'Recognition of Commitment' and we are now working towards our Silver Award.  


Bronze: Rights Committed

Here's our student council proudly showing our Bronze certificate and one of the most important articles:

Article 12: Respect for the views of the child

Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.