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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ST JOSEPH’S ROYAL ALBERT HALL CHOIR
Preparations are well underway for the Schools Prom performance next month at the Royal Albert Hall. Following strong auditions 20 Year 5 children were selected to become part of the massed choir of Leicester-shire. This will be the 2nd time the school have sung at this prestigious venue in our capital city. Watch this space as the children & staff add their thoughts on the experience.
The school choir will begin preparing for their Christmas performances after October half term practising at Wednesday lunch time.
KS2 Children are invited to join our beginner Recorder Friday lunchtime group. Children will need a Descant Recorder.
Our Intermediate Recorder group will meet on Wednesday after school (3.15-4.15p.m). This is our 2nd year of learning new notes, songs and performing to others so we are very excited about the continued enthusiasm.
Both groups will start after October half term.
Ofsted Letter to Parents
Please CLICK HERE to read the letter to parents regarding the inspection of St Josephs Catholic Voluntary Academy on 25th September 2018.
Letter from CEO
Please CLICK HERE to see letter from our CEO Neil Lockyer.
Share the Journey
On Friday June 15th KS2, staff, parents, governors & Mr Keith Vaz (MP) joined us as we walked a total of 2 miles in support of CAFOD's Share the Journey. This campaign aims to walk 24,900 miles in total to stand up for the rights of people on the move. Please show your support by signing the petition at CAFOD's Share the Journey.
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