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King’s Lynn Fen Rivers Academy lands UNICEF United Nations accreditation



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Lynn’s Fen Rivers Academy in Kilham’s Way has achieved a Silver Accreditation with the UK’s UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools award, which focuses on the United Nations Convention Rights of the Child.

The school signed up for this award in early 2020 when Covid-19 arrived and hit Bronze in November 2020. After more hard work from the children and staff, Silver was achieved just before Christmas.

Jude Henson, the Rights Respecting Schools Council Lead, said: “The UNCRC Rights Respecting Schools framework underpins everything we do at the Fen Rivers Academy. It ensures the child is kept as the focus of all our practice and support and that adults as duty bearers uphold these rights.

Staff members with the UNICEF display banner ltor, Amanda Fewkes (headteacher), James Thompson (deputy headteacher), Heidi Leggett (administration manager), Jodie Reedman (assistant headteacher), Geraldine Jaz (school administrator). MLNF-22PM01199
Staff members with the UNICEF display banner ltor, Amanda Fewkes (headteacher), James Thompson (deputy headteacher), Heidi Leggett (administration manager), Jodie Reedman (assistant headteacher), Geraldine Jaz (school administrator). MLNF-22PM01199

"It links in with so many aspects around children’s rights; accessing education, the curriculum aims in subject areas that we teach and how (article 28/29), using it as a reflective and restorative approach around behaviour, and supporting mental health and wellbeing in children’s freedom to express themselves and be taken seriously (article 12/13).

"It is a privilege to be an Ambassador of Children’s Rights and I am pleased our school is continuing to succeed in our journey from Silver to Gold.”

Pictured are Fen Rivers staff with the UNICEF display banner.



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