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Vision, Values, Ethos & Mission

A statement on our schools ethos and values.

The Government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and these values were reiterated by the government in 2015. During the school day these British Values are enforced regularly.

to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Department for Education

At St Joseph’s Democracy is embedded. The elections of School Council representatives are based solely on staff and pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action. Pupils are taught about the importance of the Law.

Often members from local authorities e.g. Police, Firemen, Ambulance Service are invited into St Joseph’s to discuss the reason we have Law. This helps reinforce the importance of following rules. At St Joseph’s we encourage children to make choices in everyday school life.

Pupils are encouraged to choose certain lesson challenges, are given the chance to participate in extracurricular activities and are encouraged to exercise their rights and personal opinions. From entering school in Y5, children are taught that their behaviours can have an effect on their own rights and those of others.

We have playground rules to enforce this. Weekly award systems are in place to reward positive behaviours. We promote diversity within St Joseph’s.

Children are taught about different faiths and beliefs in assembly. We also celebrate different religious days on the yearly calendar e.g. Islam day. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within the classroom. Our children will visit different places of worship that are important to different faiths.

Our Vision

  • to ensure that we put Christ and his teachings at the centre of all we do 
  • To ensure we have a vibrant, happy and caring community where everyone feels valued, supported and can flourish
  • to ensure that we develop the entire potential of each member of our  school  including  their spiritual, moral, cultural and academic life working in partnership with parents and our whole school community.

We have tried to encapsulate that in our school mission statement which is

The family of St Joseph’s loves, learns and grows together as followers of Jesus

Our Mission

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Updated | 23rd May, 2023 |

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