St. Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We Value All in the Name of Jesus the Christ

Our Values

Values

In order to achieve this ethos within our school and the wider community that we serve, there are a number of values and principles which guide our actions in school.

First and foremost are the values that are at the heart of the Gospels:

  • Love and solidarity
  • Faithfulness and Integrity
  • Dignity and Compassion
  • Humility and Gentleness
  • Truth and Justice
  • Forgiveness and Mercy
  • Purity and Holiness
  • Tolerance and Peace
  • Service and Sacrifice

of these we focus on Unity, Respect, Joy, Love and Courage as our focus values.

Unity

At St Joseph’s we think that unity means working well together to make a strong, happy team. We show unity by gathering together regularly throughout the week in class, the playground and around the school.

Respect

At St Josephs we respect each other in many different ways such as helping each other and compromising with each other. If we respect others, we receive respect.

Joy

At St Joseph’s we always try to have fun and be joyous – we have fun, we smile and we enjoy coming to school to see our friends and learn new things. Joy comes from many things, including courage because when we find something hard and then succeed we can find joy. When you give joy, you receive joy – this helps us to spread it around school.

Love

At St Joseph’s we think love means sharing and caring for others. We follow the example Jesus taught us by loving our neighbours. We believe that love is something that we can all be proud of, is very strong and never lets you down. If we love others, we receive love.

Courage

At St Joseph’s we try to be courageous in all that we do, following the example of Jesus. We always try to have courage, whether this is in trying something again, carrying on when we are hurt or trying something new. We believe that courage isn’t just climbing cliffs or diving into an ocean, but persevering and trying something, even if you don’t think you can do it.

 

We deliver these in line with the British Values which underpin all we do.

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