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 pupils, please contact Mrs Freeman (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Wyke (Back-up Designated Lead) or Mrs Gilfoyle (Back-up Designated Lead).

St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School participates in Operation Encompass. Following the report of an incident or domestic abuse, school will be advised that the child has been involved. Please see the school website for further details.

The Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here

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St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero



St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero

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Design Technology

"Every great design begins with an even better story." - Lorinda Mamo

Our Design Technology subject leader is Mrs Ashton.




We aim to make DT exciting, interesting and purposeful, where the children can extend their learning in other subjects through a different medium. We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.



All pupils investigate objects around them, exploring how things are made and how things work.  They are taught a range of cutting and joining skills, using a variety of tools and materials.  They also learn how to design and construct things safely, selecting and using appropriate tools and techniques.



There is now an increased focus on developing our pupils’ cookery skills, both within curriculum time and when possible, as an extra-curricular activity and this will become more apparent across the school as time goes on. As part of their work, across a wide range of subjects including PE and science, our pupils will be taught how to cook and apply the principles of nutrition and healthy eating. We wish to instil a love of cooking in our pupils allowing them to be creative. We believe that learning how to cook is a crucial life skill that enables pupils to feed themselves and others affordably and well, now and in later life.

    Design Technology at St Joseph's