On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors I would like to warmly welcome you to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School website. I hope that your visit is informative and gives you an insight into the learning that takes place in our school and the values and vision which underpin it.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all to share this commitment. All who work in our school have a responsibility to make sure that everyone is safe.
We are a family school with a strong Catholic ethos. We strive to build an environment in which Catholic Christian values and virtues guide all the children, giving a secure foundation to their future lives. We offer our children the opportunity to grow as young people and encourage them to develop a closer relationship with God, in an atmosphere of mutual love and respect.
St Joseph’s is proud of its educational provision and outcomes. We are blessed to have such a talented and dedicated staff who provide an outstanding quality of care and work hard to provide a curriculum where challenge and support is provided regardless of need or ability. Through recognising, valuing and encouraging the varied talents of each individual as made in the image and likeness of God, we help children to see themselves as achievers, raising their self-esteem and confidence.
Our working partnership with parents is important to us and we encourage parents to support their children with reading and homework. We continually look at ways to further develop this partnership. We listen and where possible, provide support and activities in response to needs.
The Friends of St Joseph’s organise fundraising and social activities. Their money helps to further enrich provision for all children. Parents are kept up to date via regular newsletters, texts and Tweets. We enjoy celebrating our successes but are also prepared to address areas for development.
Regular surveys are sent out, we always welcome feedback. In this way we work successfully together for the educational benefit of our children.
Mrs Louise Bury