BIG award.

St Joseph the Worker was  awarded the BIG (Bullying Intervention Group) Award for tackling bullying issues in school in 2012. We have renewed our award and have submitted evidence of the work we do to BIG. We now hve an updated award for 2015 - 2016.


"St Joseph the Worker is a caring school, with an excellent anti-bullying policy, a well managed peer support scheme with pupils from year 5 & 6 looking after younger pupils who may be sad, upset or lonely.  There is an excellent focus group who are pivotal in all anti-bullying strategies, this includes a parent, pupils and staff.  The school cares very much about the welfare of all of their pupils, and deserves the BIG Award for exellence in challenging bullying".

Val McFarlane

Director, BIG Award.

Take a look on the Salford City Partnership website



In September 2015 the Peer Supporters attended the Anti Bullying Ambassador Training event at Irlam and Cadishead College on September 22nd.

As part of our anti bullying work in school we have children from years 5 and 6 who are known as Peer Supporters. They have an important role in school.Our peer supporters look after all the children on the playground and are always willing to help others and listen if they have any problems.

Our Peer Supporters are wearing lovely blue caps this year so they will definitely stand out on the playground.

Peer Supporters are available on the school playground for children to talk to if  they are feeling upset because of events either on the playground or within school caused by other children. The Peer Supporters wear a blue cap when they are on duty. Two Peer Supporters choose two children to receive a friendship award in assembly on Friday.

Anti-Bullying week 2016.

Anti-Bullying week takes place 14th-18th November .

The theme this year is 'Power for Good'



Anti-Bullying winning logo.

The Peer Supporters met with the School Council on Friday December 4th to choose the winning anti-bullying logo design from the KS2 entries.

The winner was Laila from year 4 with an eye catching design and Lilly from year 4 who displayed an important message.

Both designs are displayed around school and in all classes. Well done girls.


Child friendly definition of bullying.

In the Spring term the Peer Supporters worked with the School Council to develop a child friendly definition of bullying.

They agreed on the following definition

'Bullying is when a person upsets somebody's life all the time. Such as physical harm, phones, social media and verbal bullying'


Learn about E-Safety using the Think U Know website.

There is something for children of all ages and adults too!


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Contact the School

St Joseph the Worker Primary School

Cutnook Lane, Irlam, M44 6GX

Main Contact: Mrs A Brierley - School Business Manager & Miss K Chilton - School Clerk

Tel: 0161 921 1695
Fax: 0161 921 1699