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
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
We enjoy exploring a learning curriculum which begins by exploring key vocabulary for the topic and finding out what they mean. Children will be given a range of different activities to explore the vocabulary which will help them throughout the topic.
We hope to further enrich the curriculum by inviting a variety of historical figures into our school and visit more museums and historical sites in the future.
Through learning History, we hope to stimulate the pupil’s interest and understanding about the world around them and the lives of people who lived in the past. We aim to teach children a sense of chronology, and through this they develop a sense of identity and a cultural understanding based on their historical heritage. As a Catholic school, we believe that children should learn to value their own and other people’s cultures in modern multicultural Britain and the world. Through considering how people lived in the past, they are better able to make their own life choices today. We teach children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today; we also teach them to investigate these past events and to develop the skills of enquiry, analysis, interpretation and problem-solving.
Aims of the curriculum
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
Talking with your child about what they have learnt, encouraging them to use new terminology and dates, is a great way of consolidating their learning. Paying visits to historical museums or sites (many of which are free) is also an excellent way of developing their historical understanding. Creating an artistic timeline of history and key events can also greatly benefit your child's understanding.