At St. Joseph's, our Mission Statement 'In the Light of Jesus we Learn to Shine' is central to our school. It inspires our curriculum design, is the basis for policy decisions and underpins our whole school culture and ethos; something which we are extremely proud of. As the children develop and mature they are encouraged to put their faith into practice in their own lives, through their interactions with others and kindness and generosity to those less fortunate, both within our local community and further afield.
We provide many opportunities to enhance and develop the Catholic Life of the school including:
Faith Ambassadors retreat
Advent & Lenten liturgies
Supporting Charities; both locally & internationally
Priests from our local parishes regularly celebrate Mass and other liturgical events and Year 2 worship with St Joseph's parish on the first Friday each month. Our clergy also support during RE lessons by visiting classes to further enhance the children's knowledge and skills and to help them develop a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith.
The extent to which pupils benefit from the Catholic life of the school is outstanding. They know and understand the school’s Mission Statement and strive to achieve it in all areas of their school life. Pupils appreciate this Catholic community and have a secure sense of their own worth and the worth of others. Pupil voice is instrumental in key decision making and pupils feel their views are heard and valued. This is evident through the exceptional work of the Faith Ambassadors.
Section 48 Inspection December 2017