St. Joseph’s offers a Catholic Primary Education for 4 -11 year olds within the Parish of St. Joseph’s in Worcester and the surrounding area. We are pleased to be a feeder school for Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, where our children move on to for their Secondary education.
We wish to work in partnership with you to ensure that each child reaches their full potential and becomes a valued and confident member of society, able to take their place in the world. We are a family school where parents, pupils, teachers, governors and the parish work closely together in harmony for the benefit of our children.
The Governing Body are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Everyone who works in our school has a responsibility to make sure that all our young people are safe.
As a Catholic school we seek to build an environment in which Christian values guide all the children, giving a secure foundation to their future lives. All staff are committed to providing a warm, caring environment in which pupils of all abilities can be safe, happy and achieve their full potential, both academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
St. Joseph’s is proud of its excellent academic record and we seek to provide challenge and support for each pupil. Through recognising, valuing and encouraging the varied talents of each individual, we help children to see themselves as achievers through raising their self-esteem and confidence in their own ability.
Newsletters and other letters are sent to parents regularly throughout the school year, to keep parents up to date. We welcome your views as parents, about what we do at St. Joseph’s. It is important that you let us have your ideas, compliments and criticisms, so that we can work together for the educational benefit of your children.
Parents help out in school in a variety of ways and this support is greatly appreciated. If being a parent helper appeals to you, please let me know. I would be delighted to give you further details of how you could be of assistance to the staff and children. Finally, we have a Parents Association at the school, the Friends of St. Joseph’s, which organises fund raising and social activities. All parents are automatically members and we look forward to this Association going from strength to strength. We hope that you will support the events that are organised and that you will wish to become actively involved in the future. We hope you will find this handbook helpful, and will refer to it from time to time for information, as you need it.
Mrs Louise Bury