At St Joseph’s, we strive in all we do, to grow and learn together in God’s love. We succeed in our aims by building a supportive and hard-working school community, where we offer the best opportunities we can to every child. It is important that we recognise and value their unique dignity as a child of God based on the core Gospel values of love, justice, mutual respect, acceptance and forgiveness.
We will inspire each other to be the best we can be by:
¨ Recognising and realising our full potential as unique children of God.
¨ Celebrating diversity and respecting different beliefs, cultures and ways of life.
¨ Listening to and valuing each other’s contributions.
¨ Encouraging independence and resilience.
¨ Sharing our gifts and talents with all in our school family and society.
All of this will be made possible by:
¨ Making sure our school is safe, friendly and welcoming to all.
¨ Setting high expectations for our spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development.
¨ Ensuring that Christ remains at the very heart of all that we do.
¨ Teaching our children to respect and help each other, embracing differences and to follow the principles of Catholic social teaching so that they recognise that people are more important than things and that we must support the poor and vulnerable in society.
¨ Providing a broad and balanced curriculum that will be innovative, stimulating, challenging and well resourced. It will fit our children’s needs and be supported by visits and visitors to develop pupils into independent lifelong learners.
¨ Promoting the highest standard of teaching, which engages all learners.
¨ Leading each child towards self-discipline, self-esteem and a positive attitude to learning.
¨ Nurturing a strong partnership between home, school, parish and our wider communities.