Here at SBSJ we are very lucky to have several people who are here to help. What ever the problem we have someone who can listen and advise you. “Any concerns or worries? We may be able to help, pop in and see us in Radiate”

Safer Schools Police Officers

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Bradford District Safer Schools Team (West Yorkshire Police) work in partnership with St Bede's and St Joseph's.  Your school is served by PC Katy Appelbee, PC Amanda Melbardis and PCSO Petra Taylor who attend your school regularly, every week, during term-time as a familiar point of police contact for help, support or advice for students and staff.

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Some students and parents might be surprised that the police are so frequently in school but this is quite normal.  Safer Schools officers now work in most Bradford secondary schools and we hope that you and your families feel reassured by our work to keep our schools safe.

The Safer Schools Partnership works with schools across the Bradford district sharing information which assists in the prevention, reduction and detection of crime in our schools and wider communities.  Some examples of the issues we help with include; bullying, cyber-crime, violence, truancy and other safeguarding/child protection concerns.  Our aim is to deal with incidents positively, educate young people in how to avoid becoming victims or offenders of crime and we use restorative justice methods to resolve the majority of incidents which happen in school.

School nurse Julie Arcuri

School nurse
Julie Arcuri

We also assist students with careers advice, volunteering opportunities as well as signposting young people to diversionary activities outside of school. 

If you need to speak to us, we welcome you to do so and encourage students to contact the Radiate Team to make a convenient appointment.

Community Partners of SBSJ

St Bede's and St Joseph's are proud to be associated with the following partner organisations:

Manchester United Football Club
GDB Manufacturing
SKH Travel
Halifax Ski Slope
Life Fitness
CCL Computers
High noon Climbing
Snozone Castleford
Splash Academy
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Erasmus + /British Council
Watson Buckle accountants
Thornthwaite Scout Camp
West Riding County FA
Onna Ju-Jitsu Club
Astre Gymnastics
English Schools FA
Bradford Schools Sports Association