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 Elder
(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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Learning a language enables us to communicate and make links with different cultures.


Language-learning is integrated with education for global citizenship, and forms an essential part of pupils' developing cultural awareness and concern for others.  We are taught Spanish by our class teachers every week in Purple, Yellow and Green. We follow the a progressive scheme of work supported by Lightbulb Primary School.  We aim to develop children’s love for learning other languages. We teach Spanish, as opposed to other languages, as it compliments some of our children's native tongue and helps our older children transition to high school, some of which have elected to teach Spanish. 



Children take a weekly Spanish lesson where they learn to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words.
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help.


How can I help my child to learn well in this subject?

Regular practice at home is essential and can also be fun!



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Who can I speak to for more information, or if I wish to discuss my child's progress in this subject?

If you require further information, please arrange an appointment with Ms Walsh through the school.