Vision, Values, Ethos & Mission
A statement on our schools ethos and values.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Blaydon seeks to provide an education firmly founded on Christ and the Catholic Faith. Spiritual and moral principles are nurtured in a way that is reflected in daily life. Within a happy and caring environment, and based on the recognition of the dignity and worth of every child, high standards are expected and pursued. Intellectual development is emphasised and fostered along with the pursuit of academic excellence.
St Joseph’s values the unique contribution of every child within the School community.
We believe that the purpose of St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary school is to:
St Joseph’s has a strong Christian ethos which pervades our school, binding people together and encouraging everyone to give their best within an ordered and disciplined atmosphere. Our aim is to provide a community that is characterised by joy and purposeful learning.
The Governors are aspirational for the school and together we want the very best in Catholic education for our pupils. In addition to very high standards, we have an excellent reputation for extra-curricular activities, including a range of clubs and trips.
We have a very dedicated and hard-working staff who fully embrace the aims of the school with our Catholic ethos permeating at the centre of all activity. We always encourage our children to be the best they can be, whatever their ability, and we expect the highest standards in all aspects of school life. This expectation is supported by a very active and effective home-school partnership. People routinely comment on the friendly atmosphere that exists in the school but they also notice that it has a great sense of purpose
More recently, we revisited our mission statement and considered how it could support our work as a Rights Respecting School by linking aspects of it to the relevant articles of the ‘United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child’.
‘All are welcome in St Joseph’s where everyone is special, cared for and challenged to be the best they can be in our safe and happy school.
We strive to, love justice, show mercy and walk wisely and humbly with God. We will love one another in Christ knowing that Jesus loves us very much.’
Our Mission Statement was devised by the whole school community, children, parents, staff and governors. Our Mission is to send out confident and caring children ready to achieve their full potential.
The children raised money for Children in Need by having a non uniform day and Beat the Tiger, children enjoyed taking shots against the tiger in goal (Mr Naughton). Thank you to everyone for their donations.
Published: November 21, 2023
November and December are busy months at St Joseph’s. Here are a list of some important dates: Friday 24th NovemberWhole school cinema visitMonday 27th NovemberYear 5 & 6 Safety Works visitWednesday 29th NovemberYear 5 LiturgyFriday 1st DecemberChristmas Sparkle DayTuesday 5th DecemberAdvent MassWednesday 13th DecemberChristmas playsThursday 14th DecemberSchool Christmas LunchMonday 18th DecemberRec & KS1 Christmas partyTuesday […]
Published: October 29, 2023
This week in breakfast club the children have been busy exploring a variety of activities that breakfast club offers. Activities including board games, table tennis, skittles, colouring, and so much more. The children have come up with more ideas what they would like in their club and have made a timetable of activities that will […]
Published: October 6, 2023