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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Pupil Council

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

Pupil Council member 

Our pupil council members have had a busy term learning about their roles in school and within their classes. 

So far we have talked about the conduct at our meetings, completed pen portraits about ourselves and gathered fund raising ideas. 


We have recently had a visit from the Local policing team. They worked with all classes and covered a range of topics.

In nursery and reception they learnt about the role of the police and had the opportunity to try on some police clothes and hats.

In Key Stage 1 the children discussed with the police ways of keeping themselves safe and what to do in an emergency. 

In Key stage 2 pupils learnt about online safety, knife crime, arrestable offences and what age you can get a criminal record. 

Our pupil council members gathered the views from pupils across school about what they had learnt. 

Below is some feedback from our children:


  • "We learnt that some people our age (ten and above) have been arrested" Year 6
  • "It is an arrestable offence to bully online" Year 6
  • "Don't share images of your body online and don't pass images on if you are sent one" Year 6
  • "You can get arrested for carrying a knife" Year 5
  • "Police dogs are used to sniff out things even sim cards" Year 5
  • "The police help to protect others" Year 4
  • "Shout if you are in trouble" Year 4
  • "Always tell parents or a trusted adult if you are worried about something" Year 3
  • "Don't accept anything from strangers" Year 3
  • "The police have dogs and horses to help them" Year 2
  • "If you need the police, you can ring 999" Year 2
  • "If someone steals from you, the police will come in the police car" Year 1
  • "The police man told us he has handcuffs to arrest people" Year 1
  • "They will find your mum if you get lost" Reception
  • "They wear police hats" Nursery
  • "Don't talk to strangers" Reception
  • "Don't cross the road without a parent" Reception





Anti-bullying week

This week, our pupil council members are promoting "One kind word" which is the theme of our anti-bullying week. 

We have gathered some of our pupils work:

Pupil Questionnaire Feedback

Week Commencing: 15th November 2021

This week, our pupil council have generated a series of questions to ask the classes in school about what they are enjoying and suggestions of how to make school better. Here is a snap shot of pupils' responses:


What is your favourite lesson in school?


Red Class

Story time-Chase

Art- Thea

Playing in the kitchen area-Mitzee

Learning in the sand area-Jorgie

P.E with Accrington Stanley-Jak

Outdoor learning-Oliver


Blue Class








Purple Class








Yellow Class





R.E- Jackson







How can we make things even better?


  • Have more visitors in school (when Covid allows)
  • We would like new football nets for sports
  • Bookshelves in the outdoor classroom
  • More buddy work


We will discuss these at our next pupil council meeting on Friday. 




This week our focus is about keeping safe following on from Anti-bulling week last week. 

We will be talking to our classes about who we can talk to in school if we are worried about anything. 

Pupil council will be promoting our special board outside of Mrs Elder's room.