Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs M Scott
(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
Please see school website for further details

The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be

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Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)



God wants me to be the best me I can be 


The exciting things that I will learn in the Early Years at St. Joseph's:


  • How to be a good friend and play with others
  • How to be independent and seek my own learning opportunities
  • How to explore and be curious with adults guiding me
  • How to engage with open ended resources
  • How to have fun in the classroom, outdoors, outdoor sensory area and the forest
  • How to keep myself healthy including looking after my teeth


The exciting things that will take place in the Early Years:


  • Exciting experiences planned outdoors including our "Welly Wednesday" sessions at the forest
  • Malleable and sensory opportunities
  • Stay and play sessions with my family (when we can invite parents into school)
  • Playing together with the "Seeds and Garderners"
  • (Nursery and Reception-Seeds        Y6 buddies-Gardners to help them grow")
  • Active phonics and maths lessons 
  • Pantomine trips
  • Off site visits
  • EYFS Celebration Worship - every month 
  • Cooking Tuesdays 



Important Changes to the EYFS


There have been some changes to the Statutory documentation and curriculum for September 2021.

If you are interested you can visit the following website for more inforamtion:



Our EYFS Topics.