Every school in the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese is inspected under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. These inspections evaluate the Catholic life of the school, the provision and quality of collective worship, as well as all areas of RE. This inspection process helps ensure that all Catholic schools continue to develop in order to fulfil their mission of making Christ know.
RE and Catholic Life Inspections take place every 5 years with an interim monitoring visit on the third year to ensure that all previous judgements are still sound and to review progress.
Please read St Joseph’s Catholic Middle School most recent Section 48 Report below.
"The sense of community is remarkable with excellent relationships at all levels. This is a key achievement of the school - relationships really matter and are viewed as the key to the development of the school"