St Joseph's Rotherhithe

Rights Respecting

We very proud to say that we are now a Rights Respecting Silver Award School: Rights AwareThis award recognises a school’s achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child into practice within the school and beyond. We endeavour to achieve this status by promoting the values of respect, dignity and non-discrimination and supporting the children in our school to build a moral framework, based on equality and respect for all that lasts a lifetime. 
St. Joseph's is a school where children’s rights and a Rights Respecting ethos is at the heart is all that we do. We are very proud to be a Rights Respecting Silver: Rights Aware school, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK. We are working towards our Gold award.  The children have already learned about their rights through Worship and learning in class and are becoming very confident when talking about their rights. We are very passionate in St. Joseph's about giving our children a voice. 

 Our Silver Award Report

st josephs catholic primary school rrsa silver report nov 23 im.pdf


uncrc symbols poster.pdf

What are the children’s rights?

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, or UNCRC, is the basis of all of Unicef’s work. It is the most complete statement of children’s rights ever produced and is the most widely-ratified international human rights treaty in history.

The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights. Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.

How can parents support children with learning rights?

  • Take the time to ask your child what he/she has learnt recently regarding children’s rights
  • Discuss the ideas learned in class, and try to think of examples from your own experiences, or from the media, of rights being respected or denied.
  • Discuss how your child or your family can promote respect for rights, or help those whose rights have been violated.
  • Model using rights related language with your children.
  • Ask your child’s opinion on children’s rights

Our Rights Respecting Team

Our school council at St Joseph's are also our Rights Respecting Team. They have an active role in promoting children’s understanding of the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child.