'Striving for excellence, learning with Jesus' 

This section of our site details how we approach learning at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary - including the academic curriculum, the extra curricular activities we offer, and information about pupil assesment and individual educational needs.  You can also visit individual class pages to find out more about class activities and meet the teaching staff.

The curriculum at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development, in the context of our Catholic faith.  It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that are offered to enrich the experience of the children.  

We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through adopting a challenging and cross-curricular approach to learning. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that our children need in order to lead fulfilling lives.

We value the way in which all children are unique, and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We respect each child in our school for who they are, and we treat them with fairness and honesty.  We value and foster the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.

Further detail (including our aims and objectives and how lessons are organised, planned and taught) can be found in our curriculum policy.