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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. 


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