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Catholic Life

Information about Catholic life within our trust.

At the heart of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School are the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust values which recognise the unique contribution that every member of our community makes. The Catholic life and mission of the school is underpinned by actions and experiences that ensure that these values are lived out in all aspects of school life and so our pupils grow to know God, understand their vocation, and feel safe, nurtured, valued and aspirational.

Develop spirituality

We believe that a knowledge of and a personal relationship with Christ brings meaning and direction to life. 

Act with justice, respect and dignity 

We believe that every member of our diverse community is created in God’s image and therefore we act with respect and show dignity, ensuring that all are treated with fairness, justice and equity. We work fervently to dispel inequality and pay special attention to those most in need. 

Foster a sense of vocation

We believe that all members of our Trust should be supported to recognise their own purpose and to develop a sense of how they are called to contribute to society.

Promote educational excellence

We believe that each person should be equipped to excel through the highest quality learning opportunities and richest wider-school experiences. 

Form high aspirations

We believe that every member of our Trust community should have the highest expectations of themselves and others and should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to achieve greatly.

Celebrate community

We believe that our schools promote truth, honesty, reconciliation, resilience and integrity in their own context, but together create strength, optimism and excellence across the Trust.   

Support exceptional leadership

We believe that the best leadership in Catholic Schools raises the work of the staff and the attainment of young people to levels that exceed expectations through relentless focus, effective management skills, profound empathy, sustained energy and robust optimism, underpinned by wide professional knowledge founded on innovative research.  

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Updated | 23rd May, 2023 |

Latest News

Parliament Visit

On Monday 11th March, 10 children and 6 staff boarded an early morning train to London to visit Parliament. Our elected School Council took part in a workshop on ‘making laws’ and met our local MP Liz Twist. The children were able to sit and view live debates in both the House of Lords and […]

Police Visit

Year 1 had a special visit from 2 policemen from Northumbria Police who kindly came to give them a talk and also let the children have a sit in their police car. The children had a great time and were so excited.

Important Dates

Monday 18th March – Year 6 Coffee Afternoon from 2:30pm Tuesday 19th March – Feast of St Joseph’s Mass at St Joseph’s Church at 10:00am Friday 22nd March – Year 4 Class Assembly, Year 4 families welcome from 9:00am in the school hall Wednesday 27th March – Stations of the Cross at St Anne’s Church […]

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