St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Trusting in God; Creating Tomorrow; Helping Today

School to School Support

The school regularly provides support to other schools across Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire as part of its role in providing school to school support. The school is also designated as a National Support School.


The Executive Headteacher, Mrs D. Tibble, is a National Leader in Education (NLE)  Through this role, Mrs Tibble provides support to leadership teams in a wide range of other schools. The main focus of this role is in supporting and quality assuring school self-evaluation and providing precise support to further improve teaching and learning in these schools.


The Head of School, Mrs D. Seaman, is an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education). Her main focus is on improving teaching and learning, Maths, RE and Phonics teaching and supporting senior and middle leaders. She has provided support to a number of schools across North East Derbyshire this academic year, mostly supporting teachers to improve their class teaching and building their capacity to lead their subjects within their own school.


Mrs Seaman, is also an accredited KS1 Moderator for Derbyshire Local Authority. This means that she works closely with the Assessment Team at Derbyshire Local Authority, moderating Teacher judgements for KS1 pupils across North East Derbyshire.


Mrs Wilkins is an SLE (Specialist Leader in Education). Her main focus is on improving environment and provision for Early Years Settings. She has provided support to a number of schools across the diocese.


Mrs Dexter, Miss Queenan and Mr Bennett are ASLE (Associate Specialist Leaders in Education) for the OLOL Catholic Multi Academy Trust. 


Additionally, all staff at St. Joseph’s have provided support to staff from a further five schools, through enabling staff from these schools to observe outstanding teaching in St. Joseph’s, mostly linked to Reading and Grammar and Punctuation.