Vision and Values

‘I came so that you may have life – and have it to the full’ John 10:10

At St Joseph’s we recognise the uniqueness of each child and adult, we celebrate differences and promote respect and tolerance for all. We provide opportunities and experiences so that they may become the best that they can be.

We endeavour to raise the aspirations of our children and teach them how to become responsible and productive members of both their local and wider communities. We encourage children to recognise their value and place in God’s diverse world and teach them to reach out, through prayers and actions, to those in need whatever their culture or beliefs. St Joseph’s is a happy and safe place in which to learn.

We provide this environment knowing that children learn, grow and develop best when they are secure in their surroundings. We do all this under the safety of God’s love and protection.


At St. Joseph’s we aim to have life and have it to the full. Religious Education underpins our whole curriculum. We endeavour to ensure that as well as developing a deep knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith, children also understand how our beliefs inform our actions. We help our children to understand the value of respect, acceptance and diversity.


We want our children to be able to cope when they are faced with a challenge. To understand that they will make mistakes, that it is from these that they learn. To not be afraid of a challenge, to take a calculated risk. Our curriculum meets the needs of all learners and makes learning exciting. It is challenging and supportive, allowing all to achieve their potential.


We understand that each child is unique. They have different talents, skills, interests and needs. We encourage each child to celebrate others success and to be proud of their own talents and achievements. We want our children to be able to voice their opinions whilst showing respect and understanding towards others.


Our children need to understand their place in the world and the consequences of theirs and others actions. We want them to develop enquiring minds that question and challenge, whilst also developing a sense of understanding of the opinions, needs and culture of others.


To develop in self confidence through a curriculum that is relevant, inspiring and fosters a love of learning. We aim to offer a variety of opportunities and experiences so that our children can proudly engage with people from all walks of life.