A welcome from the Headteacher
Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, I am delighted that you have taken the time to visit our school website. I have an ‘Open Door’ policy so please feel free to call into the office and ask for any further information about our school.
I am delighted to welcome you to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. We are a situated in the town of Stanley, Co Durham and are very proud to call ourselves a Catholic school. Our school moto is ‘Together we make a Special Journey’ where all our children thrive in a community; Christ and the Gospel values of love, trust and respect are at the centre of everything we do. Our overarching aim is to ensure that our children recognise that each and every one of them is unique and special in the eyes of God; we encourage the pupils to recognise that they all have ‘God given gifts and talents’ and they should use these to make the world a better place.
We take pride in providing a happy and secure learning environment where every pupil’s true potential is recognised and nurtured. Our staff aim to inspire and challenge our pupils across the curriculum, in an environment based on mutual respect and understanding. The staff at St Joseph’s work hard to create a happy, friendly and supportive environment, where every child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally personally, creatively and academically.
As Headteacher, I want all of our children to reach their true potential and appreciate that with hard work comes true reward. We work closely with our families to create a real and stable partnership between Parish, home and school. With Fr Dermott, our Parish Priest, the links between church and school are integral to what we provide here at St Joseph’s. As a Parish school, we recognise that the children we educate today are our parents of tomorrow. We have excellent teaching, which when combined with our high expectations of behaviour, provides our pupils with the building blocks of academic and personal success.
Together we aim to create positive and lasting relationships that ensure our pupils remember school as a vibrant and exciting place of learning; where the wider curriculum of Religious Education, Science, History, Geography and Creative Arts are celebrated and embedded. I want our pupils to become the best representations of themselves and go out into the world as proud members of our St Joseph’s family. We are proud of our pupils, they should be proud of themselves too. I look forward to welcoming you into our school family.
Best Wishes from Mrs Thorpe (Headteacher)