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Rights Respecting Schools

At St Joseph's, we are a Rights Respecting School


The Rights Respecting Schools Award puts children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. Unicef works with these schools to create safe and inspiring places to learn, where children are respected and encouraged to be responsible, active citizens.

St Joseph’s has been working towards this award since 2017, as it fits beautifully with our school motto, ‘The Way, The Truth, The Life’.

We achieved the Bronze Award in January 2018 and are currently in receipt of the Silver Award, which we were accredited in 2019. 

We are now moving forward to obtain our Gold Award and ensuring that children’s rights are at the forefront of everything we do. 

Find out more on the Unicef website here. Or you may enjoy singing along to our Rights Song.

What do we have coming up?


Each month we have a ‘Right of the Month’ which focuses on an article from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Please keep an eye on your child’s Google Classroom and the Headteacher’s Blog to find out more. You may like to participate in the monthly challenges alongside this. 


April's ‘Right of the Month’  and ‘Wellness Warrior Challenge’ is: 

Article 24: You have a right to the best health possible and to medical care and information that will help you to stay well.


You may like to celebrate World Health Day on 7th April. 


In this country we are so lucky to have a National Health Service, so here are some amazing facts about it:

  • The NHS was launched on July 5th 1948. 
  • The first heart transplant in the UK took place on May 3 1968 at the National Heart Hospital in Marylebone, London.
  • The NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours.
  • Full-time GPs treat an average of 255 patients a week.


Part of this article is about countries supporting other countries that do not have healthcare. Why not support a health charity this Lent, such as Water Aid or UNICEF? Alternatively, you might like to find out some information about the NHS. They have been particularly wonderful during these difficult times. 


We are excited to announce that we will be running a Global Goals Week the week commencing 24/05/2021. This will be a week dedicated to key issues currently affecting the world and children’s rights.


If you have any questions regarding the award, please contact our RRS Lead- Miss Rycroft on