Ethos and Vision

Our school is founded on Christ’s values of love, tolerance, respect, forgiveness and understanding and we aim to live out these values in our daily lives. Our vision is to create a school where every child achieves through a relentless focus on outstanding quality teaching and learning, with a culture of high expectations for all.

We ensure that all children make good or better progress in reading, writing and mathematics and engage in a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare children for the future.

We are fortunate to have a team of creative and hardworking professionals who seek out opportunities to enable our children to be independent learners and considerate citizens who are informed about the local and wider global community.

We aim for excellence and inspire our pupils to have high aspirations, with the self-belief that they can achieve their dreams, with hard work and motivation. We encourage pupil voice and nurture our pupils to know that their views matter, but they have a responsibility to express them with respect. We want our pupils to believe they can make a difference to the world we live in, through a variety of ways.

“Pursue what is meaningful, not what is expedient”

Jordan Peterson

At St Joseph’s we expect the highest level of professionalism from the staff at all times, both within and outside of school. We are role models and the expectation is that we consistently display exemplary behaviour in the way we speak and conduct ourselves.

We believe that everyone has the right to be listened to, but with this right comes the responsibility to be respectful and act with professionalism and integrity. We are privileged to be entrusted with the vocation of teaching young people and in doing so the expectation is that we value the individuality of each child and nurture in them a self-belief that they can succeed.

Our ethos and vision is based on a culture of ‘no excuses’ and on the principle that ‘Together we can’, every individual is valued and respected in an ethos of honesty and trust.