Solihull school handed top award from UNICEF UK - The Solihull Observer

Solihull school handed top award from UNICEF UK

Solihull Editorial 16th Sep, 2023   0

A SOLIHULL school has been handed a prestigious award from UNICEF UK.

Lyndon School, a Summit Learning Trust school has been awarded the organisation’s Rights Respecting School Award at Gold: Rights Respecting.

This is the third stage of the Rights Respecting Schools Award and is handed out by the children’s charity UNICEF once the UK Committee for Unicef confirmed that sufficient evidence regarding Lyndon’s values and frameworks was provided to award the school with this badge of honour.

The award is granted by UNICEF to schools that have fully embedded children’s rights throughout the school in its policies, practice and ethos.

In order to achieve the award, schools are assessed by a professional advisor who looks at the whole school’s rights respecting work and the impact that has been made through embedding children’s rights into school life.

Abid Butt, headteacher at Lyndon said: “We are very proud to have received a Gold Award as a Rights Respecting School, being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School helps us to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as the values framework that enables us to raise awareness amongst our learners and help prepare them for life beyond Lyndon School.

“Our aim is to ensure the understanding of the consequences of individual and group actions on the rights of others locally and globally.

“The articles of the Convention are based on the recognition of every child’s basic needs in order to thrive.

“We are proud that our School Charter has been created by the whole school community and defines a set of values which are actively upheld by everyone in our Lyndon Community.”

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