Our mission statement, created by children, parents, teachers and governors on Mission Day:

Inspired by joy, we grow together as members of a unique family,

who respect, love and forgive each other. 

At St Joseph’s we live this mission and it is the strength of what we are.

RE at St Joseph's

At St Joseph’s we follow ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ RE Curriculum. This scheme is based on the Religious Education Curriculum Directory for Catholic schools. It contains systematic and rigorous teaching and learning, at least equal to that of other curriculum areas.

Each topic follows the Liturgical Calendar and each lesson has been designed into three sections – ‘Do it’, ‘Twist it’ (Critical Thinking) and ‘Deepen it’ – these sections will challenge the children in different ways and develop cumulative, conceptual understanding using metacognitive techniques.

Each lesson provides an explicit opportunity to engage with and respond to scripture to reveal God to us and ourselves to God. As you can see from our classroom, corridor and scripture displays, the children are supported in remembering what they have learnt through revisiting their learning, using images, key vocabulary, cross-curricular and multi-sensory learning opportunities.