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
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
Watch the video on the Cafod website to learn more about this:
Religious Education is central to everything we do in school. We use "Come and See" alongside other resources to encourage children to live their life following Jesus.
Children are also taught about other faiths and we encourage children of all faiths to attend our school. Please look at the RE section within our Curriculum page for more information.
We were inspected by Andrew Sowerby and Julie Frazer from the Diocese of Salford (Section 48 inspection) on March 22nd 2016. The school was judged to be "an Outstanding Catholic Primary School." We are delighted with the report which highlights the strengths of the school. You can the full report below or you can contact school if you would like a paper copy.
The Year of the Word
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have declared 2020 to be a year of special focus on the Bible.
During this year we are called to explore and celebrate the Word of God through the Scriptures, share the Word with others and respond to the "God who speaks" in the way that we live.
Follow the link for Daily Prayers.
May the Month of Mary
May is the month when Catholics traditionally focus on Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The practice dates back at least 700 years and is still observed around the world today. May is seen as the beginning of new life and the start of summer, which makes this a logical time for the celebrations of Mary, who brought life into the world.
Please check out the Cafod website. The kids zone has some really cool videos.
Year of Mercy
On Monday 21st February the Year of Mercy Door came to our school. We held a special assembly and each child walked through the door. The door is travelling to every school in the Diocese of Salford. In Rome Pope Francis has opened a door as part of a special year that he has declared. We have been learning a lot about the Year of Mercy, we have been encouraged to spend time in reflection and prayer during this jubilee year so that individually and as a diocese we can grow in appreciation of God's mercy.
Year of Mercy - More Information
The Church since 1300 has celebrated a Jubilee year every 25 or 50 years. Jubilee years are associated with justice, liberty and the release of debts. The Year of Mercy is an extraordinary Jubilee Year (not fitting the 25 or 50 year pattern) and Pope Francis says he has proclaimed it "as a special time for the church; a time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective."
Through celebrating this year, we can grow in our understanding of God's love and bring the message of God's mercy to the world.
Our school Prayer Leaders are leading on The Year of Mercy. They have written an action plan which includes work in the community as well as leading prayer in school.