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

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Wider Opportunities

God wants me to be the best me I can be at everything

At St Joseph's RC Primary we are always looking for opportunities to widen children's experiences. We arrange as many trips, clubs and visits as we can. We offer opportunities in and out of school.

Head Boy and Head Girls

We are very proud of our Head Boy and Head Girls. They had to complete a written application and then they had an interview where they had to tell us why they would be good in the role. They lead assembly, carry out jobs around the school and are good role models for everyone else. 


Our prefects take responsibility for various jobs around school. They had to apply for this important role. They help with the younger children around school and sit with them in assembly. They ensure children move safely around the building and help teachers whenever it is needed. They are always available to help if anyone needs help. 






Nature Friendly Schools

This year we were successful applying for money and support from Nature Friendly Schools. They have provided us with a beautiful quiet space, bird houses, animal fact cards, wellies and coats. They have also provided us with training for staff and children on how to develop our outdoors. Y6 also went on a free residential in Yorkshire to develop their outdoor skills. Photos are on the Y6 class page. 


Sensory Garden

Free clubs this term 

We currently have free after school clubs for gymnastics, football, choir and basketball. We also enter sports competitions against other schools. 



This term we have had visits from;


John Burland - we had a zoom from Australia where we shared worship with him (pictures on our worship page)


Fire Service - they visited Y2,3 and Y6 to discuss keeping safe in the home and outside near roads. (pictures on class pages)


Rise Theatre - they delivered a whole school assembly and then led workshops for each class focussing on the importance of God's Planet. (pictures on class pages)


Burnley Football Club - they led an assembly all about Black History Month. 


Bikeability - Y5 have had lessons on how to ride their bikes



Y6 went to Yorkshire as part of our nature Friendly Schools project. They stayed overnight and developed their outdoor learning. (pictures on class page)


Y6 went on a walk to Rawtenstall using their geographical skills. They had to navigate their way and the reward was pizza! (pictures on class page)


The whole school will be going to see a pantomime. "Oh no you're not, oh yes we are!"