Welcome to the website of St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Stourbridge.
We are a happy, caring and successful school which is well-respected in the local community. A strong link exists between the School and the Parish of Our Lady and All Saints Church in Stourbridge. We firmly believe in a collaborative partnership between home, school and parish so that together we can support every child to develop and grow to their full potential.
Christ is at the centre of all Catholic education and through the teaching of the Gospel values and Catholic virtues, we aim for the children here at St. Joseph's to develop skills both for living and learning. We will assist parents, as the primary educators, in preparing the children for the next stage in their education and faith journey.
Since October 2014, the School has been part of the St Nicholas Owen Catholic Multi-Academy Company. The School has retained its own identity and, with the support from the other Catholic schools, has continued to grow from strength to strength.
I hope you find this website a useful introduction to the life of St. Joseph's School.
Mr A Carry
School Aims - Curriculum Intent:
"True education enables us to love life and opens us to the fullness of life." Pope Francis
The Curriculum intent at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, is to meet the needs of all its learners regardless of age, gender, race, educational needs or religious background to access a broad and balanced curriculum within a firm Catholic context.
The curriculum entitlement for all pupils will be founded upon seven elements of provision:
Together, these elements make up the whole curriculum which includes the national curriculum (6 and 7) plus Religious education and those elements which make up items 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Underpinning the whole curriculum will be the development of Gospel values and Catholic virtues to enable all learners to flourish to achieve their own potential but also live meaningfully and harmoniously in thriving communities with others. Virtues will be caught through the culture, ethos and positive example of school staff but also taught explicitly through educational experiences that equip pupils with the language, knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes that enable character development.
- That pupils develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills, both on their own and in groups.
- That pupils acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment and the ability to enjoy leisure in a fast changing world.
- That pupils have a respect for religious and moral values and to develop non-discriminatory attitudes and practice which will enable them to live in harmony with all members of society.
- That pupils understand, care for and respect the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, families, groups, and nations.
- To equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life, in order to be educated citizens and engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
- That pupils are helped to develop moral values and an appreciation of the spiritual dimensions of human experience.
- That pupils are helped to develop their imagination, sensitivity and creative responses to a wide range of aesthetic experiences.
- That pupils develop a sense of self-respect, self-discipline, the capacity to enjoy life as independent, self-motivated adults and the willingness to care for others.