Our Vision, Mission, Aims and Values

Our Mission Statement
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is an inclusive, vibrant, Catholic community where we enable and encourage everyone to share and nurture a love of learning and the love of Christ.
Together, we hope to inspire ourselves and each other to be the best we can and to embrace our future with confidence.
Our Aims
At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, we aim to follow the teachings of Jesus:
We will encourage, nurture and develop our relationship with God, in partnership with our parish and diocesan community.
We will challenge our children, staff and the whole school community to develop a lifelong love of learning, recognising and celebrating their individual skills and talents.
We will help each child to develop a positive self-image and encourage them to value respect and empathise with the feelings of others.
We will celebrate the gifts, talents and achievement of each child. We will encourage them to challenge themselves in a safe, supportive environment. We will promote an understanding of a  healthy lifestyle at school and at home.
Through our shared Christian values, our children respect and celebrate differences and the diversity of faith, colour and life experience. Together, we will build strong relationships with home, school, parish and diocese whilst embracing an understanding of the wider world.
Our Values
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, following the teachings of Jesus, we value:
Gentleness & Humility - We are kind to each other and respect each other. We welcome those who come to our school.

Forgiveness & Mercy - We understand that people can make mistakes. We can say sorry and be friends with each other.

Peace & Tolerance - We work well together and support each other in our work and play. We celebrate our similarities and differences.

Holiness & Purity - We value time spent in prayer and reflection. We respect the faith and beliefs of all who are part of our school community.

Compassion & Dignity - We care for others in our words and our actions. We support each other in our work and in our play.

Justice & Truth - We always tell the truth and help those who might be treated unfairly.

Integrity & Faithfulness - We value our friendships and relationships with each other by being considerate and thoughtful in our actions.

Service & Sacrifice - We work hard in everything we do and are happy to give our time to help others.

"The gospel values underpin the caring ethos that permeates the school." Ofsted, December 2021.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School is committed to serving its community. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. We follow equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar.

The Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The five British Values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
These areas are taught throughout the curriculum especially in Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE), Religious Education (RE) and activities in other subjects, such as science, English, history.