Anti-Bullying BIG Award

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 each year!

"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



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 wear lovely blue caps 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 11/11/2019.

The theme this year is ' Choose Respect '.

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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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX