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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Our Christ Centred Curriculum



God wants me to be the best me I can be


As a Catholic school we celebrate the joy of learning. Children are here to find their potential in Christ so that they can be the very best version of themselves. Therefore, we will ensure that they have the right skills and knowledge to go out into the world and to use their talents given to them by God.


We want our children at St Joseph’s RC Primary School to be the best they can be. 

Therefore we will:


  • Provide a Catholic education based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, in which the values of the Gospel underpin all aspects of school life. The curriculum will show how the beliefs of the Catholic Church are at the centre of everything we do. 
  • Promote the full potential of each child through a curriculum which takes into account their prior learning and develops spiritual, academic, social and emotional growth.
  • Challenge children to think about life's big questions and to look in depth using critical and high order thinking skills.
  • Provide a curriculum which is enriching and challenging, where children experience the opportunity to learn in a wide range of contexts, one that is relevant to today's world and is current. 
  • Teach children in year groups for some subjects so as to ensure that they are taught the specific skills that they need which can sometimes have to change in mixed age classes.
  • Ensure that the individual needs of all pupils, including those with SEND and those who are more able are met through a coherently planned and sequenced curriculum; 
  • Provide the children with the knowledge to develop their interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical learners;
  • Prepare our children with the right resources to live in their own community and the wider world;
  • Work with our children and parents to develop a passport of experiences that are appropriate to their life at the school;
  • Encourage parents to take part in the education of their child;
  • Enable every child to be the best version of themselves in the likeness of God. 
  • Aim to develop children who will follow the example of Christ and who will have the confidence to go out into the world acting upon the word of Jesus and changing the world accordingly. 

We will also make sure they are prepared for life experiences. This includes information given in assemblies on how to stay safe if you fall in water, how to stay safe near train tracks. 


Pope Francis in 2014 said;

The mission of schools is to develop a sense of truth, of what is good and beautiful. And this occurs through a rich path made up of many ingredients. This is why there are so many subjects — because development is the results of different elements that act together and stimulate intelligence, knowledge, the emotions, the body, and so on.” Pope Francis 2010.


Therefore subjects are planned as part of the whole school curriculum and individually. Please see individual subjects for further information.


Whole School Curriculum Overview

We have a Pupil Passport to widen our experiences


Every child at St Joseph's will have their own Pupil Passport. During their time at St Joseph's they will have the chance to complete all of the activities listed and will tick them off as they do them. They will also be involved in other activities. So far in this academic year they have included;


  • Y6 Residential
  • Assembly led by Burnley Football Club focussing on Black History Month
  • Walk to Rossendale and back using geographical skills including a pizza lunch
  • Online sing a long concert with John Burland
  • God's Planet workshop - all classes took part and learnt about the impact of climate change on the environment 



Please see our Wider Opportunities page for more information. 

Pupil Passport

How we support all children with the curriculum.