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St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Inspired by the life of St Joseph, we live, love and learn together

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The Smile Curriculum Intention

Through the Smile Curriculum pupils develop as global citizens with a wide understanding of healthy relationships, physical and mental health, well-being and British values.  We give consideration to Catholic Social Teaching (CST) across our SMILE curriculum and embed a Catholic programme of RHSE.  We aim that SMILE reflects a holistic approach to developing the whole person. 


  • At St Joseph’s we wanted to develop a PSHE curriculum that incorporated not just PSHE but also Global learning, we want our pupils to be forward thinking and well informed about global issues.
  • As a small-school with a predominately white-British intake (78%) we additionally wanted the children to enquire- is everywhere like this?
  • To support the balance of learning about global issues we have taken the GDGs (UN Global Develop Goals) and mapped these across our SMILE year.
  • We wanted to make sure there was designated time allotted in our curriculum to teach the children about British values.
  • We consider Catholic Social Teaching throughout our SMILE curriculum and are using the CAFOD resources, including the characters which again are mapped across our SMILE curriculum 
  • We incorporate Catholic RHSE throughout the SMILE curriculum and include specifically a Diocesan recommended programme of study called ‘Life to the Full’
  • E-Safety lessons delivered as part of the Computing curriculum are consolidated through SMILE 
  • The PSHE content is taken from the PSHE Association 2020 and incorporates: Living in the Wider-world, Health and Well-being and Relationships.
  • We also value financial education and have included a series of lessons using the ‘Financial Education Planning Framework’


The SMILE curriculum is taught weekly for 1 hour, every child has a SMILE exercise book where learning is recorded. Children are also encouraged to show their learning and understanding through class discussion and team talk opportunities/ shared activities. Our SEND students have the support of class adults to ensure they access SMILE learning at an appropriate level. 

The Principles of Catholic Social Teaching

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Speak out, Stay safe! NSPCC


Speak out Stay safe is a safeguarding programme for children aged 5- to 11-years-old. It is available to all primary schools in the UK and Channel Islands. It helps children understand:

  • abuse in all its forms and how to recognise the signs of abuse
  • that abuse is never a child’s fault and they have the right to be safe
  • where to get help and the sources of help available to them, including our Childline service.