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Our Values

Our Values

Inspired by our Christian faith, our mission is to provide the highest standard of education and opportunity for all our students, enabling them to live their lives to the full.

In pursuing this aim, we create an environment in which the intellectual, physical, social, moral and spiritual development of every student is able to flourish. As a result, students strive for the highest standards in all endeavours, being able to achieve success and prepared to make their own positive contribution to our world.

In continuing to provide this positive learning environment, we commit ourselves:

  • To welcome everyone – students and staff, people of all faiths and none.
  • To create a community marked by respect, justice, tolerance and care for all its members.
  • To support social justice issues – including Fair Trade, Live Simply (CAFOD) and Christian Aid.
  • To ensure that students make a significant contribution to the life of the whole school community.
  • To fundraise for good causes including the Lourdes Pilgrimage Fund, The Key Project, St. Cuthbert’s Care and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Here at St Joseph’s we promote awareness, acceptance of and engagement with British values through:

  • Class and year group assemblies.
  • The various curriculum areas e.g. studying various cultures in Year 8 Textiles, the study of Islam in KS3 RE and in History the Holocaust, slavery, voting and the differences between a democracy and a dictatorship.
  • Our Citizenship provision.
  • Extra-curricular and Enrichment activities e.g. Mock Trial Competition, European Youth Parliament Competition, the Ethos Project and school sport.
  • Enquiry sessions, whether this be through Enrichment Week or the collapsed timetable.
  • Noticeboards around the school.
  • The termly newsletter.

The school was inspected in May 2014 by the Diocese. We were judged to be outstanding regarding the values that we uphold at St Joseph’s.


Click here to view South Tyneside Council’s leaflet ‘Keeping Children Safe Against Radicalisation and Extremism’.

Click here to access DFE’s ‘Educate Against Hate’ website; it includes information for both parents and teachers.