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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Prayer Leaders and Charity

God wants me to be the best me I can be as a 


Prayer Leader

Our Prayer Leaders lead prayer and worship across the school. They attend training in the diocese and lead prayer in assembly. Prayer leaders also visit each class to encourage the children to develop their faith.  They are identified through their Prayer Leader Sweaters.



At St Joseph's our Prayer Leaders choose which charities we support each year. Parents and children have supported Macmillan Coffee Mornings as well as collections for foodbanks and the NSPCC.  


Macmillan Cancer 


On Friday 24th September we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning. It was a huge success and we raised over £145. Thank you to everyone who donated and made cakes. Also thank you to everyone who attended. It was a lovely morning.  





Macmillan coffee morning…

Rossendale Hospice Penny Challenge

Children collected money in boxes at home and returned them to school. Thank you to everyone who helped raise this money. 

Rossendale Hospice


On March 25th the children took part in a bunny hop to raise money for Rossendale Hospice. the children raised money through entering competitions and sponsorship. It was a beautiful sunny day and the children loved hopping around the school grounds. 

Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue


Rossendale Responsible Animal Rescue visited school. We met some of the animals they had rescued and we also learnt about how they rescue the animals and how they look after them. We are going to hold a 'wear your own clothes day' and donate animals items such as food, bedding, treats and toys. 

RAFT Foodbank 


Foodbank Drop Off Point 


St Joseph's is a drop off point for any food you would like to donate to the Raft Foundation. The Raft Foundation was formed in Rossendale, Lancashire by local people to assist communities, families and individuals who are in need within the Rossendale Valley.

If you would like to drop any food items off (not fresh items please) there is a green bucket near the entrance to KS2 (near the hall.) School will ensure that all donations are given to the foodbank for those families in need. If you would like more information please visit


In particular donations of the following would be much appreciated. 


Toilet Roll



Shower Gel


Sanitary Pads

Baby Wipes

Nappies sizes 5 to 6 plus

Baby Toiletries

Washing up liquid

Laundry detergent (powder, liquid or pods)

Pet Food

As the nights draw in and thoughts begin to turn towards #Christmas and bringing those in need a little #comfort and a message of #hope the following little extras would also be greatly appreciated where possible

Advent calendars

Selection boxes

Other chocolate treats

Small Gifts for Men, Women, Children and Teenagers

Greggs big picnic fundraising day

Thursday 21st October


Today we came dressed in our own clothes to raise money for Greggs who support school with the free breakfast club, food parcels, beds, uniform, white goods and supermarket vouchers. Greggs provided us with some lovely resources so that we could hold our big picnic. 

Remembrance art work and prayers