St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy




Head Teacher’s Welcome


It is my great pleasure to welcome you to St Joseph’s Catholic Academy situated on the Eastern edge of Leicester. We are a 1.5 form entry school with a nursery class and our pupils come from a wide area within the Catholic Diocese of Nottingham. 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. 


Within the friendly-family atmosphere of the school community we promote Christian values of love, respect, and forgiveness, as revealed to us through the life of Jesus Christ. Our mission statement – with God’s guidance, we love, learn, respect and forgive’– captures our desire to follow the example of Christ in welcoming, nurturing and developing each individual as a unique and precious gift, created in the image of God. We recognise the dignity of every individual and seek to celebrate the ambitions and talents of all. 


Staff and governors acknowledge parents/carers to be the first and foremost educators of their children and we aim to work in partnership with them to enable each child to thrive and flourish. Staff are committed to doing our very best to support each pupil to grow spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically.


We constantly strive for excellence in learning and recognise the importance of providing a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum. We plan learning opportunities based on the premise that every individual is capable of achieving and should be challenged to do their very best. We recognise the importance of nurturing positive relationships and encourage all of our pupils to develop a sense of self-respect, respect for others and for all life. We foster good learning habits and work to build an environment where self-esteem can flourish and pupils can learn self-reliance, together with the skills to promote independent learning. Ultimately, we aim to help our pupils become active, just and educated citizens who are fully prepared to assume their role in society today.


St Joseph’s is a school we are all proud of. The governors, staff and I are committed to maintaining a happy and friendly learning environment where all members of the community can flourish and succeed.


We hope that this website will give parents and visitors an insight into the life of our busy, friendly school.


Clair Dedman

Head Teacher

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As infection rates continue to rise across the County and City It is recommended by Public Health Leicestershire and by both Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils that parents should wear face coverings when dropping off and picking up their children from school.  This will contribute to the minimising of transmission of COVID-19.  


We thank you for your support and understanding in this regard.

Covid-19 Risk Assessment 

As you are aware, there is an expectation from the DfE that there is easily accessible information on your website about the measures you are taking to keep you school “COVID-safe/secure”. I have reissued the executive summary document of our Risk Assessment with today’s bulletin, now including a hyperlink to the full Risk Assessment on the CMAT website should anyone wish to see it. Please make sure that this goes on to your website by the end of the week. This will ensure that you are covered from a DfE/Ofsted point of view'

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