St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy



Dear Parents,

I am delighted to be writing my first letter as the new Head Teacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Voluntary Academy, Leicester.

Throughout my career, I have been involved in education and thoroughly enjoyed my previous range of experience as a teacher, senior leader, specialised leader of education and as an Assistant Head teacher.

Since my appointment in January this year I have had the opportunity to work closely with Mrs Andrea Leslie and The St Thomas Aquinas Trust to ensure a smooth transition of Headship. Staff, children and governors have clearly worked very hard to make St Joseph’s the great school it is today and I feel very fortunate to be the new Head Teacher of a school with such a good reputation in the local community.


My priority as Head Teacher is to ensure that the children who attend St Joseph’s continue to be safe, happy and achieve well. To this end I will be working hard to make sure that the school continues to grow and flourish, building on the good foundations already in place.


As a parent of three children, I know how important it is to work in partnership with parents and carers in order to make school a positive and rewarding experience. I am aware that many of you have long associations with the school and I am hoping that we can work together to ensure its continued success.


In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and/or wellbeing at school. I look forward to meeting you all.


I can be contacted by email at


With best wishes,



Mrs Clair Dedman

Latest Newsletters

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'

If you have a smartphone you can download the School Jotter Mobile App for FREE. It is a personalised app for our school and allows us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It's a cost effective and environmentally friendly way of us communicating with our parents.

Click here to download for android devices

Click here to download for apple devices

Our Events

Latest St Josephs Calender Events

Flu Vaccinations FS2 - Yr. 627Nov2020

9:00 am - 10:00 am @ School Hall

Non Uniform Day - NDCYS04Dec2020

8:30 am - 3:15 pm @ Whole School

£1.00 per pupil - please see the Newsbite for full details

Santa's Virtual Grotto10Dec2020

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Christmas Jumper Day11Dec2020

8:30 am - 3:15 pm @ Whole School

Christmas Dinner day16Dec2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christmas Parties17Dec2020

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm @ In class

Non Uniform Day £1.00 per pupil18Dec2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Calendars page(s): St Josephs Calender >>