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 Gili-Ross (Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Byrne (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

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St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

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

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Physical Education

In Physical Education all children follow the National Curriculum, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, co-operation and opportunities for individual practice and team work. 

 

Aims

 

At St. Joseph's, we aim to ensure that all pupils:

 

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

 

P.E. lessons comprise of dance, gymnastics, games, net & wall, striking & fielding, athletics and outdoor activities, along with swimming for pupils in year 2/3.  A range of age appropriate and ability appropriate resources are used to support teaching and learning in P.E ensuring all children are able to access lessons successfully and progress their skill.

 

The school has access to grassed areas, which are used for sports, particularly in the summer term.  We have also benefited from a wide variety of outside tuition in sports from professional coaches purchased through the sports funding for schools.  These have allowed pupils to participate in a variety of exciting activities not just traditional sports, and it has also allowed for staff to develop their own subject knowledge.

 

At St. Joseph's, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.  A competitive element can be seen in most of the physical education lessons delivered throughout the school.

 

Using our sports funding we have bought into Fylde and Wyre School Sports Partnership, along with other independent agencies and coaches, which have allowed us to provide the following opportunities:

 

  • Dance
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football 
  • Cricket 
  • Tennis
  • Schools Competitions
  • Gymnastics
  • Multiskills
  • Zumba
  • Gifted and Talented sessions
  • Additional swimming lessons for year 5 pupils
  • A wide variety of extra-curricular activities
  • Training and CPD for staff

 

This is in addition to activities we already provide, including:

 

  • Two PE sessions for each child per week
  • Years 2/3 receive a weekly swimming lesson for two consecutive years throughout the Autumn Term (Including water safety)
  • A physically active curriculum; where physical activity and movement is woven into other areas of the curriculum to maximise time spent being physically active. 
  • Outdoor learning embedded in EYFS to promote and improve physical development
  • Annual sports day (competitive)
  • 'Traditional sports' extra curricular activities
  •  Inclusive extra curricular activities
  • Intra- School competitions
  • Inter-School competitions

 

Mrs Wyke is the Subject Lead for PE

PE Curriculum 2021

Here at St Joseph's, we are committed to ensuring all children receive two hours high quality PE each week (in addition to 60 minutes of physical activity per day). We use the Lancashire PE Passport App to help support our delivery of the PE curriculum and ensure that children are accessing a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum. The curriculum is based around the Lancashire skills and knowledge progression document which  enables staff delivering PE to see where the children have come from and where they are going next.

 

Head to Toe Project

 

We are excited to be taking part in a new collaborative project, 'Head To Toe' , over the next two years (September 2021- August 2023), working with Blue Moose Dance Company and a small cluster of schools.

 

A word from Blue Moose about the project;
'Working with KS2, we will use creativity, dance and movement to explore different learning strategies for memory and recall, which go beyond the traditional forms and look into how the body and environment can play its part.  We will encourage pupils to better understand their own learning styles and preferences, to be inquisitive and creative.  The project will be shaped to meet the needs of the school and the pupils.  We will be working with an evaluator to build a continuous flow of feedback and thoughts, putting the young person's voice at the heart of the project'.

Lancashire School Games National Virtual Sports Day June 2020

Chance to Shine Virtual coaching session with Ian Gregory

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We were asked to trial for Chance to Shine a virtual cricket coaching session on Thursday 25th June '20 with Ian Gregory who was in his back garden in Surrey! The Key Worker Bubble took part in the session.

Question & Answer session with Heather Knight - England Ladies Cricket Captain and Mark Wood England Cricket Team fast bowler.

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Chance to Shine asked us would we take part in a Q & A session with Heather Knight and Mark Wood both current England cricket players. We even got to ask a question!

St. Joseph's Virtual Sports Day 9th July 2020

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Due to the pandemic we had our first and hopefully our last Virtual Sports Day. We had over 60 children with their families take part which was phenomenal!
Congratulations to St. Michael's House who were the winners with nearly all of their house team taking part! We all had so much fun in school and at home enjoying ourselves and keeping active!

St. Joseph's Virtual Sports Day - Results

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