At St. Josephs’, our faith is the core of all that we do, and we express this in many ways.
At St. Josephs’, our faith is the core of all that we do, and we express this in many ways. We have daily class based collective worships and school prayers, weekly assemblies, and Masses, plus half termly class and whole school liturgies, all of which our parents are always welcome too. Our Statement to Live by are visual throughout our school and linked to the Gospel reading of the week. Fr Chris visits our school to support our RE curriculum and each class has regular visits to explore our own parish church.
Our curriculum and ethos promote the mission of Jesus in our pupils, teaching them to be thoughtful, compassionate, understanding, and considerate young people. Connections are made between the words of Jesus and how we act and take care of others in our own lives. The Religious Education we teach is in KS2 is in line with the Diocesan guidelines and the ‘Come and See, scheme of work. KS3 is based upon the scheme, The Truth, The Life and The Way and Cardinal Hume’s secondary school curriculum.
We encourage all children to contribute to many faith-based activities and we are welcoming and inclusive of all wherever appropriate. Opportunities are open to everyone to lead and participate in prayers, readings and singing whatever their faith. We embrace the culture of all children and follow a planned programme of work to promote the faiths of others in our world.
Prayer at St. Joseph’s is a central part of school life. In school we pray in a variety of ways: