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 MacDougall (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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PE Premium

Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.


What is the Sport Premium?


In 2013 the Government showed their commitment to Physical Education by announcing the allocation of the sports premium funding. This funding was jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and saw money going directly into primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The initiative behind this funding has always been to ensure that schools can make improvements which are both sustainable and also provide children with opportunities to develop a lifetime commitment to be healthy and active. This funding has continued and this academic year we have recieved £16101. 


The funding must only be used for school sports and physical education.


Purpose of funding


Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.


Possible uses for the funding include:


•   hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

•   new or additional Change4Life sport clubs

•   paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

•   providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport

•   running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games

•   buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport

•   providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.


Sports Premium at St Joseph's 2021-2022

The start of this new academic year brings new opportunities into school sport and PE. With Covid restrictions slowly relaxing, inter school sports events can be cautiously re-introduced and school swimming returns to the curriculum-a welcome return for our pupils here at St Joseph's!


After reviewing the current provision after the last of past years and the audit of the current provision, skills of current and new members of staff and the need to offer pupils 60 minutes of activity per day the following action plan and use of the Sports Premium has been devised. Within this allocation, many opportunities to get children representing the school at festivals and competitions have been included, along with catch up swimming for those not on track to meet the Government expectation of 25m in a  range of strokes and water safety knowledge by the end of Year 6. The need to re-engage pupils in activities, fitness and healthy lifestyles has also played an important role in the action plan and future aims of School Sport and PE at Ribby with Wrea.


School Swimming - It is a priority to ensure that those classes who have missed out on school swimming lessons begin to take part in school swimming and so school swimming lessons will resume with immediate effect from September 2021. We will also ensure catch up lessons are offered to older pupils who are not on track to meet the required standard by the end of year 6. 


The Premium is being used to meet the 5 main aims of the funding:

1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kickstarting healthy active lifestyles

2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

5. increased participation in competitive sport


The school aims to ensure sustainability of the activities and high level PE lessons through investing in staff training, including support staff, and the positive ethos created in school regarding sport and exercise.  Here at St Joseph's, we are keen to ensure the positive impact of the Sport Premium funding continues to benefit the pupils of the school both now and in the future.

Please see the document below to see how we intend to spend the PE premium for this academic year. 

Please click the above link to find out how we are using the PE premium here at St Joseph's.