Ofsted's message to schools: Be 'bold and courageous' with your curriculum
At St Joseph's, our pupils are encouraged to love the challenge of learning, and to develop resilience. Pupils work hard and take pride in all aspects of their learning, while also being provided with every resource necessary to make good progress in learning. We are proud of our teaching and learning and all members of school staff are determined to help our pupils to succeed. We focus on ensuring all our children have excellent skills and knowledge in our core subjects and stretch our learners in the wider curriculum, with creative experiences, sport and more. Every area of learning has been reviewed and staff continue to develop their teaching skills and subject knowledge. Our pupils are both nurtured and challenged.
Our curriculum is directed at teaching and encouraging skills for independent, life-long learning and reflects the ethos, aims and values of our school. Teachers plan learning through a series of subject-based units which are based on the National Curriculum and aimed to develop knowledge and skills which are progressive and aspirational.