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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New Starters September 2023

Welcome to St. Joseph's RC. I am Mrs Howarth the Nursery and Reception class teacher. 

Our class is called the "Ducklings Class" and there is myself, Miss Colak and Mrs Thorpe who work with the children. 


If you would like to take a look at the class page, click on the children tab, then class pages, then select Ducklings class. 


Mrs Howarth will be contacting you personally, to discuss the transition in September. 


If your child is starting in Reception, they will start full time in September. 

Children who are starting in the nursery will do either 15 or 30 hours, which will be agreed before their start date. 


Please read through the information Powerpoint and if you have any questions please get in contact with Mrs Howarth. 

I look forward to meeting you all in September. We hope you have a lovely summer. 


From Mrs Howarth and the Early Years Team. 

Have a go at filling this in ready for September...

Important Changes


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. In September, we will be on Cycle A.

More information about starting school

Useful websites



Reception pupils baseline


The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short, task-based assessment of your child's early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school.  The assessment can take place at any point in the first 6 weeks of your child starting reception.


For more information, please visit: