'With God in our Hearts we Love and Learn'
St. Joseph’s is a school that has at its centre a clear Catholic ethos, helping the child develop in a Christ-like way; and which is committed to providing excellent teaching and learning for all children.
Our School Prayer
Father of all,
We ask you to bless our school family.
Help us to do our best and to be kind and cheerful,
As we love and learn together.
Catholic School Pupil Profile
As we are part of the Archdiocese of Birmingham, we have embraced the Catholic Schools’ Pupil Profile, which teaches the children a set of eight pairs of virtues that enable them to grow as individuals in the image of God.
The virtues are: Grateful and generous Attentive and discerning Compassionate and loving Faith-filled and hopeful Eloquent and truthful Learned and wise Curious and active and Intentional and prophetic
Grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, now and in the future and being generous in the service of others.
Attentive to their experience and to their vocation; and discerning about the choices they make and the effects of those choices..through reflection, decision making, teaching, prayer and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.
Eloquent and truthful in what they say of themselves and the relations between people, and the world. They develop eloquent language which can use to understand and articulate their emotions, beliefs, and questions. They are encouraged by the example of their teachers to be truthful in the way they represent themselves and speak about the world.
Learned, finding God in all things; and wise in the ways they use their learning for the common good. Through the breadth and depth of the curriculum; excellence of teaching, and the creation of opportunities, children become more learned and wise.
Compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate; and loving by their just actions and forgiving words.
Faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future... by passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having persevering faith in the pupils, and by encouraging them in turn, to have faith and hope in themselves and others.
Curious about everything; and active in their engagement with the world, changing what they can for the better. Children are curious about the universe and all human activity, and take increasing responsibility for their own learning, through the opportunities provided for them in the life of the school, the Church, and the wider community.
Intentional in the way they live and use the resources of the earth, guided by conscience; and prophetic in the example they set to others. Children are fundamental to their school community which, in turn, is intentional in its desire to develop quality of life; and which is prophetic in the way it offers a vision of education and the human person rooted in the gospel