A message from the Headteacher

I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to our website where you will find information about our school. This website offers an insight into our school. If you need any help or further information then please contact Karen Coggins or Mary O’Reilly in the school office and they will assist you with your query and will be happy to provide paper copies of anything on this website upon request.

 

Saint Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is a vibrant and inclusive school with the children at the heart of every decision we make. We have a team of hardworking and committed staff who have high expectations and are dedicated to doing the very best for all children. The school has a strong tradition of working closely with parents in order to support children in achieving their best.

We believe that children should be curious about their learning, both in and out of the classroom. We want to help them to fulfil every aspect of their potential, so that they are ready for secondary school and the world that awaits them as they grow older into adulthood.

We place great importance on learning in key areas of English and Maths as the children need these skills embedded by the time they leave primary school. We also strongly believe in a curriculum that allows learning across subjects and topics, where children link neurons and make connections.

We are firm believers in children possessing a Growth Mindset and both our children and staff have spent time understanding this - how our brains can grow and that we don’t have a fixed intelligence.

Finally, and perhaps mostly importantly, we provide daily learning opportunities for the children to flourish – spiritually, socially, and emotionally with the Catholic ethos at the heart of our mission. It is no good having 100% in your maths exam if you cannot be sociable and have a conversation with your classmate or work colleague. It is irrelevant if you achieve top marks in your grammar test if you cannot show empathy and kindness towards someone in need.

Mr F O’Kane
Headteacher

At Saint Joseph’s our priority is to ensure all children feel protected and safe. Governors and staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all parents, carers, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

Open Mornings 2019

Please click here to view details of our opening mornings.

 Current OFSTED Report


 The school has a strong ethos, based upon its Christian values. Pupils and families are supported well by the school because staff appreciate the diverse nature and needs of the local community. 


 The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. 


 Pupils are making rapid progress in phonics.


 The school’s approach to teaching science has been transformed.


 The high profile given to literacy development across the school is also seen through a variety of subjects. 


School self-evaluation is thorough and an appropriate development plan has been put in place.


Pupils in key stage 1 are ambitious to do well in mathematics and are making good progress.



Teachers are (also) using rich texts so that pupils deepen their understanding and link their reading and writing.


The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose, with the safety and well-being of pupils having the highest priority.

OFSTED 2018

Saint Joseph’s, Ofsted Inspection Report April 2018

 Section 48 & Catholic Life Report

 The Catholic Life of the school is outstanding because the well-being and personal development of each pupil is at the heart of the school’s vision [/quote]

October 2017

S48 Denominational Inspection Report October 2017

 Pupil Premium Grant Report & Expenditure Plan

 PE and Sports Premium Report

 Special Educational Needs & Disability School Offer

 Starting Primary School 2019-2020

 Starting Nursery 2018-2019

Please view the Open Day 2018 Advert to view information about our Nursery for September 2018-2019

 School Assessment Data