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 beliefsDepartment 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.
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 JesusOur Mission
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Updated | 23rd May, 2023 |
A huge well done to our Y8 pupils who play football for Allendale U13’s, celebrating a treble-winning season after securing their third trophy of the year. They also won 100% of their games throughout the season! Let’s hope England have the same success rate in the Euros!
Published: March 27, 2023
One of our Teaching Assistants Miss Bell, lead an assembly today as part of STEM week. She used to live on the Fair Isle, located halfway between Orkney and the Shetland Mainland. The Fair Isle is a place rich in wildlife and cultural heritage. She talked about the Marine life and the Seabirds found on […]
Published: March 27, 2023