Catholic Life

Catholic Life

At the heart of St Joseph’s Catholic 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.

Big Lent Walk

During Lent we are talking part in ‘The Big Lent Walk’ to raise money for CAFOD and have challengedourselves to walk 200km and raise £200. We are planning a “Big Lent Walk” from school on Tuesday 26th March, taking in a 1.5km around the park and up through the village. We will be leaving school […]

Walkwise

Our year 1 children have participated in a ‘Walkwise’ programme aimed and teaching the children about road safety. They contributed in classroom discussion and had practical lessons outside of school to help them learn the importance of road safety and crossing the road.

Nursery – Let’s Travel

In Nursery our topic is ‘Let’s Travel.’ We have been talking about and looking at features of our local area. The children have loved exploring our Washington Village map. They have picked out landmarks that they know and can talk about what they do there.

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