We strongly believe every individual deserves recognition, respect and is unique being made in the image of God. In order to achieve this we provide a warm and welcoming environment which is a rich and supportive learning environment underpinned by a broad and balanced curriculum based on Catholic values.

Throughout their time with us , our children are encouraged to grow in understanding and to acquire those qualities, skills and values which will equip them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. In essence, we want to create an experience that is distinctive and has an open partnership between school, home and the parish it serves to ensure that our children develop into mature, responsible and Christian adults. Fostering positive and meaningful relationships is fundamental to our Mission Statement.

Indeed, we firmly believe that every person matters, not just every child matters!

 

In order to be successful in fulfilling our Mission, here at St Joseph's we will:  

  •  Provide a caring, supportive environment working with the wider community to teach the Catholic faith as a way of life

  •  Provide opportunities to participate in planned individual and collective acts of worship throughout the year.

  •  Plan and encourage activities, such as charity days, that will allow our pupils to express care, thought and reflection for those less fortunate and to consider the difficulties others may face.

  •  Foster links with St Bede's High School to ensure both ease of transition and to build Community links

  •  Ensure our behavioural policy is known, accepted and understood by all and is based on a culture of respect that 'rewards' rather than 'punishes'

  •  Develop a pastoral system that focuses primarily on care and is concerned with both the welfare and academic achievement of our pupils

  •  Ensure that all staff and leaders in school contribute to our core aims and recognise that strengths need to flourish

 

The Governors of St Joseph's fully support the Head teacher and his staff in all of the above, we also actively encourage our pupils to live by the gospel values they are taught and which lie at the heart of the curriculum in a Catholic School.

By raising money for the less fortunate and showing respect to all, especially each other, they prove they uphold these values. We are rightly proud of your children and the citizens we send out into the community.