St Joseph’s is a Catholic school which aims to embed a relationship of love between our children, God and our community. We support our pupils in learning about the life and mission of Jesus in a loving, caring and supportive environment that reflects the gospel values. Through focused RE lessons, daily prayer, collective Acts of Worship and Celebrations of Liturgy, children learn about the life and work of Jesus; the traditions of the church; the importance of the sacraments and develop their understanding of the Mass. They also learn about other world faiths and the need to respect the beliefs and traditions of others.
At St Joseph’s we recognise that children should not just learn about the Gospel values but live them. We believe it is our duty to create an environment that is reflective of this; where children feel respected, loved and cared for in every aspect of their education and able to reach their full potential, not just academically but emotionally, socially and personally. We feel it is important that our children learn how to co-operate with others, respect others and forgive others through understanding the Gospel Values and living our lives through Christ.
Our aim is to guide the children to become religiously literate and spiritually developed young people who have the knowledge, understanding and skills –appropriate to their age and capacity – to think spiritually, ethically and theologically, and who are aware of the demands of religious commitment in everyday life.
St. Joseph’s follows uses the framework of the Come and See Scheme of work, following the liturgical year.