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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Our Christ Centred Curriculum

St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Stacksteads, Bacup 

Curriculum Intent Statement 


God wants me to be the best me I can be


At St Joseph’s RC Primary School, 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. 
  • 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. 


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.





Pupil Passport


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. 

Pupil Passport