Calver Crescent, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S43 3LY

01246 472798

St Joseph's Catholic and Church of England Primary School

With the Love of God we learn, grow and achieve.

Personal Development

At St Joseph's our curriculum reaches beyond the academic. Our Curriculum intent is to develop the whole child through 'Purposeful Learning' being part of a 'Global Community' equipping them with 'Skills for the Journey' and have high aspiration by 'Aiming High'. These golden threads run through our curriculum as well as providing  pupils with opportunities that develop the whole child.


Children at St Joseph's also participate in 'Health and Wellbeing' sessions in which the children take part in 6 blocks of learning called: 'Healthy Body', 'Build and Create', 'Caring for our Community and Environment', 'Team Building', 'Creativity and Self Expression' and 'Rest and Relaxation'. 

Trips and visitors enhance the learning in Health and Wellbeing. Please search #joeyshealthandwellbeing on Twitter to view more of the experiences for the children.

The children are taught Relationship and Health Education through 'Life to the Full' 

The curriculum overview can be found by clicking here



The scheme incorporates the age appropriate Protected Characteristics, these are further enhanced through 

  • Our school ethos and core values
  • Our school relationship policy
  • Conscious role modelling by all adults in the school community
  • Active engagement and communication with parents and carers
  • Assemblies
  • Discussion within curriculum subjects, taking a cross-curricular approach
  • Promoting articulation by building appropriate language and a coherent vocabulary
  • Personal, Social, Health education (PSHE) sessions
  • Religious Education (RE) lessons, 
  • Sporting, Art and Cultural Events
  • Pupil Voice
  • Educational visits
  • Real-life learning outside the classroom
  • Guest speakers
  • Developing links with local, national and international communities
  • Extra-curricular activities, after-school clubs, charity work and work within the local community

Embedding Protected Characteristics into the whole ethos of St Joseph's School promotes:

  • Self-esteem, self-knowledge and self-confidence
  • Respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process
  • Acceptance of responsibility for their own behaviour
  • Respect for their own and other cultures
  • Understanding of how they can contribute positively to school and home life and to the lives of those living and working in the locality and further afield
  • An understanding of Equality, Human Rights and Protected Characteristics
  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety
  • An understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

British Values

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they are those that regulate the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout the day, during lessons, when dealing with behaviour and through our collective worships.

The curriculum is designed and structured to ensure all of our pupils are taught the values and reasons behind laws, that they are in place to govern and protect us, as well as understanding the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. 

Individual Liberty

Here at St Joseph's pupils are encouraged to make independent choices knowing that they are in an environment which is safe, secure and supportive of the positive choices they make. As a school we encourage children to see themselves as an unique individual who is able to make their own positive choices.

Mutual Respect

We at St Joseph's both pupils and staff value respect.

As a school we promote respecting others through our day to day activities, as well as through extra curricular activities such as sports in which all children have the opportunity to participate. 

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

This is achieved through equipping pupils with the ability to develop positive values, understand their own beliefs and their place in a culturally diverse society. All pupils experience a connection with other cultures RE lessons, topics and theme days we have at school. 

our RE curriculum follows the teaching of the church in providing a broad and balanced education, which includes an understanding and respect for people's faith, religion, culture and lifestyle.