At St Joseph’s our Catholic identity permeates all areas of school life. As a school we aim to grow and learn together within a loving and caring environment that reflects the Gospel values. Our Catholic identity is an integral part of everyday life here at the school. The children say prayers four times a day throughout the school day in their class; attend whole school collective worship in assembly at least once a week; attend key stage collective worship through hymn practice once a week; take part in a minimum of two hours of RE lessons every week and take parts in acts of prayer and collective worship in class.
In KS2 our classes attend Mass in our local parish, The Most Holy Trinity Dockhead half-termly and we hold special services and celebrations at key point of the Liturgical year such as Advent, Lent, Easter and St Joseph’s Day. We encourage all of our children to behave in a manner which reflects our school’s Catholic ethos and the Gospel values. This year, we have introduced a Spiritual Life Committee made up of children from KS2, whose role it is to support the teachers with evaluating and improving the spiritual life of the school.