Welcome to our website
Welcome to St Joseph’s. My name is Andrea Leslie and I am the Head Teacher. Let me tell you a little about our school. Then please have a look at other pages to find out even more about our incredible school.
We are on the eastern edge of Leicester and our pupils come from a wide area within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham. We take pupils aged 3 to 11. There are about 300 pupils on the roll including 30 who attend the Foundation Stage full or part time.
The school is not only a place of learning, but also a Christian community, sharing a faith, united in mutual respect and a sense of belonging. It is a place where God is experienced as a reality and where Christ’s Gospel comes to life.
We aim to provide an education in which each aspect of the child’s unique personality can be developed. We aim, not merely to attain the best standards possible within the National Curriculum, but to provide a happy, stable atmosphere in which every child can become the best that they can be.
Learning is an adventure and it is important that children should learn to think for themselves. So much has been discovered in recent years about how children learn. As a result many things have changed since our school days.
Whether you are visiting our website or decide to come and see the school itself, I would like to welcome you into the life of St. Joseph’s School and Parish.
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Music at St Josephs
Foundation Stage & Key Stage 1
Preparations have begun for our productions here at the school. The children will shortly be learning songs ready for their performances in December.
Lower Key Stage 2
Those children in Miss O’Gorman & Miss Standish’s class have begun to learn the descant recorder. Great progress has been made as they not only are they creating wonderful sounds but also reading staff notation. Keep up the great work.
Recorder Club – Intermediate – Wednesdays 12.30-1p.m.
A great group of recorder players gather to play through both descant and treble tunes. Fantastic sounds are being created as they prepare for Christmas.
Recorder Club for beginners – Wednesdays 3.15-4.15p.m.
Our first meeting for those in Key Stage 2 saw 14 enthusiastic players join.
If you are interested just pick up a letter from the school office.
At St Joseph’s we believe that ICT
- Gives pupils immediate access to a rich source of materials
- Can present information in new ways which help pupils understand and use it more readily
- Can motivate and enthuse pupils
- Can help children focus and concentrate
- Offers potential for effective group working
- Has the flexibility to meet the individual needs and abilities of each pupil.
The school's aims are to:
- Provide a relevant, challenging and enjoyable curriculum for ICT for all children
- Use ICT as a tool to enhance learning throughout the curriculum
- To respond to new developments in technology
Here are some tips and useful links to help you to keep your children safe online:
- Make sure your child understands they should keep new online friends strictly online. If someone asks to meet them in the real world they must tell you about it. If someone they don't know asks to be their online friend they must ask you first.
- Know how to use the CEOP Button and how to report to the CEOP Centre if you are concerned about someone’s online behaviour towards your child. Parents and children can both report at ceop.gov.ukor www.thinkuknow.co.uk
- Visit ceop.gov.uk/parentsor www.kidsmart.org.uk/parents/ for more information.
- Visit the age-appropriate related sites: 5-7s (Hector’s World), 8-10 (Cybercafe) or watch one of the films on the 11-16s site..
- Useful video resources can be found at bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe
Latest St Josephs Calendar Events
- EYFS Production13Dec2017
- KS1 Production15Dec2017
- Christmas Parties18Dec2017
- School Mission Week18Dec2017