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 when I come to
‘The Big Listen’
John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, said: "As we live in a fast-changing world, we must be prepared
to question our priorities and our aspirations.
We are starting on out journey with our Bishop John and the Diocesan Synod.
In calling the Synod, Bishop John reflected on the considerable changes our Church has witnessed over recent years, remarking that the time has come to envisage a new future for the Church in our diocese. A challenge as to what we need to be now in a changing world. What our people expect of us, and how might we rethink things.
It is a journey by which we, clergy and laity, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, can together set out the future direction and priorities of the life and mission of our Diocese.
We journey together in prayer;
be with us as we seek new ways of being your people in our Diocese.
May each new day bring us closer to your son Jesus, as we follow his teaching and
become disciples of love.
As we continue our Synodal journey, draw us closer to each other.
May the truth of your Spirit enlighten us.
Open our hearts, as we listen to each other and reach out in love to your people.
Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.
WE ARE MISSIONARY DISCIPLES
We live out our Catholic values and practice the Christian faith through the 5 W's.
Our School Gospel Values are:
We live in our Faith together
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony
Our Prayer Leaders and other leaders in our school work amazingly hard every week to create a wonderful worship.
Every Wednesday EYFS and Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 come together to worship. This is planned by Miss Taylor, Miss Colak, Miss Perkins and the Prayer Leaders.
We have a set focus for each worship and this links to Mrs Scott's whole school Monday worship.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
We follow the Big Questions that link to our RE Programme "Come and See." As well as this we add our own as a school.
This term some of our questions are;
How can Saints inspire us today ?
Why do we remember ?
How can we keep ourselves safe ?
How do we show that we accept Jesus as our king ?
As part of our worship we use John Burland's music. John Burland lives in Australia but we were very lucky to have a concert led by him through Zoom. John Burland is well known for his uplifting and meaningful songs which the children participated in vocally and physically. John Burland performed for the children and staff.
John visited our school a few years ago and led a concert for children, staff and parents. Hopefully he will visit us again soon for another live concert. Here are some pictures from the day.
Our Year 6 pupils attended a special Remembrance service at our local Peace Garden alongside members of the community.
This service was attended by our Deputy Mayor and Councillor Jackie Oakes.
Our children were commended on their respectfulness and grace during the service.
Our Year 6 pupils, led us in a reading , prayer and sang collectively with the community.