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
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
God wants me to be the best me I can be in...
Personal, Social, Health Education and Relationship and Health Education.
The exciting things I will learn in PSHE and RHE at St Joseph’s are:
At St Joseph’s, we follow the National Curriculum for PSHE as a minimum, but do much more beyond this. We use the PSHE Association resources. We also use the Caritas resource to develop children's understanding of social justice.
All classes have discrete PSHE and ‘Circle Time’ sessions, but the teaching of PSHE is done flexibly, depending on need, across a wide range of subjects.
All classes are also delivering the RHE (Relationships and Health Education) programme in school. The Department for Education has introduced a new curriculum for Relationship Education, Relationships and Health Education, commonly shortened to RHE. It will be compulsory for all schools to teach this curriculum from September 2020. The RHE curriculum at St. Joseph's will be taught sensitively and respectfully, in line with our Catholic teachings. Our RHE curriculum is delivered via the TenTen curriculum 'Living Life to the Full'.
We encourage our children to talk PANTS! This helps children understand that their body belongs to them, and they should tell someone they trust if anything makes them feel upset or worried.
We also deliver the SOPHIE programme in school which advocates tolerance and respect, learning lessons from the tragic loss of Sophie Lancaster to our Upper Keystage two children. We also sensitively deliver puberty talks to years five and six.
The exciting things that take place in PSHE and RSE are:
We have encouraged visits from members of our community such as police and the fire service. We have also supported work carried out by the ‘Prince’s Trust’ in re-generating the local area, and have recently set up a 'Forest Schools' programme to make improvements to our local environment. Children in school have been visited by the Community Dental Health team, who have delivered workshops on looking after our teeth and healthy eating.
We also participate in ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ and 'Children's Mental Health Week', launched by Place2Be, each year to ensure that our school is a happy place for all children!
Why do I need to know this?
Personal, Social and Health Education and RHE is an essential part of the St Joseph’s Curriculum, and underpins everything that we do. We want children that come to St Joseph’s to develop into responsible, knowledgeable, motivated and caring citizens for the future – and this is where PSHE and RHE comes in.
What else do we do?
We have assemblies every Tuesday for children in KS2. In them we focus on a current issue that has an impact on us.
We have focussed on what is happening in the Ukraine and we have discussed what a hero is. We will be looking at the rising cost of postage and if people write letters anymore. Each of these assemblies has a focus on a different British Value.
The British Values are;
Children are encouraged to join in the assemblies and to share their opinions. They are also able to take information home so that they can continue to discuss the area of focus with their family.
Policies related to this subject: