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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We are taught French by our class teachers every week from Years 3 up to Year 6. We follow the Catherine Cheater Scheme of Work.  We aim to develop children’s love for learning other languages.



Children take a weekly French 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!  Try to encourage them to use everyday phrases such as 'Bonjour' or 'Merci beaucoup' instead of 'Hello' and 'Thank you very much.'


You may also get them to use French numbers for example to count objects or when playing a game.


External Links 

BBC French


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 Mrs Sanderson through the school.