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

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We enjoy exploring a learning curriculum which begins each topic by posing a question that children must investigate. Some examples of this so far have been ‘Who lived in Britain first?’ ‘Were the Vikings really vicious?’ and ‘Would our Grandparents like the Wii?’

We hope to further enrich the curriculum by inviting a variety of historical figures into our school including Auldwin from the Stone Age, Washboard Annie from the 1940s and Hagar the Viking!

We have also been lucky enough to visit different museums and historical sites, for example The Imperial War museum and a real air raid shelter!




Our exciting History topics are used to link many other subjects together as part of the Lancashire Key Learning Document.  Our topics are based on questions and aim to develop effective enquiry skills for our children.  


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

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.

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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?

Please speak to your child's class teacher for more information about History. 

Pictures: History in action at St Joseph's