A welcome from the Headteacher
I am so very proud to welcome you all to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. The school is located in the town of Stanley in County Durham. We are a thriving, happy and very successful school that is enriched by its family ethos; borne through our deep faith and commitment to live as Christ taught us.
Our school mission is ‘Together we make a Special Journey’ and all our children are nurtured in a family community where Christ and the Gospel values of love, trust, acceptance, tolerance 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 are called to make the world a better place.
We take great pride in providing a happy and secure learning environment where every pupil’s true potential is recognised and nurtured. Our school aim is to inspire and challenge our pupils across every area across the curriculum, in an environment based on mutual respect, understanding and love. The staff at St Joseph’s work hard to create a caring, happy, friendly and supportive place to be where every child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, socially, emotionally personally, creatively and academically.
At St. Joseph’s, the core of what we do is to ensure that the children within our school truly reach their full potential in all areas of their learning. As a school we truly understand and value the importance of our partnership with our parents, our parish and our wider trust family too. With Fr Dermott, our Parish Priest, the links between church and school are the cornerstone that enables us to ensure we nurture every aspect of a child’s growth, development and learning journey.
Together, as one family, we work together to create positive, lasting relationships that ensure our pupils remember school as a vibrant and exciting place of learning. St. Joseph’s is a place where all children can fully explore their own spirituality and develop their knowledge and skills in all curriculum subjects. This includes the core subjects of RE, English and Maths; alongside the wider curriculum of Science, PE, languages, History, Geography and Creative Arts.
Our children are the beating heart of our school and we are so very proud of each and every one of them. We never forget the great privilege we have in working to help them grow and learn spiritually, academically and socially in partnership with our families, parish and trust communities. Together we are one family.
Mrs Fraser (Executive Headteacher)