Welcome New Parents

As the parent of a future pupil at St Joseph’s, who is joining us in September, we are delighted to welcome you and your child to our community.

 

“Together We Can.”

St Joseph’s Federation Motto

As a strong community where leaders, pupils, parents, staff, governors and all stakeholders work together to achieve the best outcomes, our pupils are actively involved in their learning and contribute to school development, such as playing a vital role in shaping our curriculum.

Together We Can’ is our motto, embodying our belief that every child can succeed and thrive when we work together. This collective spirit of unity has been exemplified in the way we’ve pulled together during the COVID crisis to support both our school family and the wider community. It’s simply an integral part of our ethos as a school.

Our school vision is based on Christ’s teachings of love, tolerance, respect and forgiveness. We live out these values in our daily lives, celebrate diversity, and value each person and their right to freedom of speech.

 

About this portal

This portal has been created to provide you with useful, practical information about school life – including what you and your child need to know about your first day with us.

Once your child starts with us officially in September 2022, you will be provided with your unique login to the St Joseph’s App. It will then be available to download on the apple app store or android google play store (search for “St Joseph’s Federation”) or if you do not have a smartphone, it is accessible on any computer or tablet, as a normal web page.

Our school app is a ‘one-stop shop’ where you can access all relevant information for your child and where we can share information with parents in a timely and cost-efficient way. It translates across 12 languages and works on any device.

Please read through all the materials carefully, enjoy watching the helpful videos as well as following the educational links that are signposted for you. We will update this page as soon as new content becomes available, so please remember to check in regularly.

Please also explore the rest of our informative website for other information including about our wrap-around care (breakfast and after-school clubs, lunchtime clubs), trips, outdoor learning, technology strategy as well as our weekly newsletters.

We are keen that your child settles in quickly and the Early Years team look forward to welcoming you soon.

We appreciate that this is a significant step for your child and for you as a family, so should you have any queries, please feel free to call the office on 020 8670 2385 or email us at [email protected] 

New parent document pack

During your welcome meeting, you should have collected a set of data collection and consent forms (blue-plastic binder). Please remember to complete all the applicable forms and return them (as one pack – DO NOT SEPARATE THE PAGES) to the main office on Woodend, London, SE19 3NU.

It is very important that we receive these forms as soon as possible: this information provides the basis for your school records (personal information, contact details, medical, food/allergies, free-school-meal status, etc) so we may not be able to admit you in September without this information.

If you have applied for a place in our nursery, we need the nursery consent forms signed, and if you are applying for a 30-hours funded place, we need your 11-digit code before 1 July 2022, or you may lose your place.

In case you have misplaced your copy, we will shortly have a pdf version of the data collections forms available for you to download, print, complete and email back to the office on [email protected].

Download the pdf version of the new parent data collection pack