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Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership

St Joseph’s is a member of the Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership.

The Hexham & Newcastle Catholic Partnership is a family of 12 schools in our diocese working collaboratively to offer additional opportunities for staff and students.

Formed in 1999 by the 5 Catholic Secondary Schools in Durham and Darlington to support staff CPD the partnership quickly grew to the 11 Catholic Secondary Schools in the south of the diocese. Now covering schools in Stockton, Hartlepool and Sunderland as well as Durham and Darlington the partnership evolved to offer events tailored to student learning as well as staff development.

In 2013  we joined the partnership among with St Thomas More Catholic Academy, North Shields. This same year the partnership became a company limited by guarantee with charitable status.

Advance Manufacturing Forum

Curriculum, apprenticeship and work experience support for Engineering students.

Business in the Community

Providing direct access to over 400 businesses and 22000 employer volunteers.

Economic Development

Employment and Skills Development Group, working with employers to provide the students with skills they need both now and in the future.

Lloyds Bank

A strategic partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, supporting Careers Education, Labour Market Information and Student Placement.

National Citizens Service

Participating in community projects and volunteering that build skills for work and life.

Nissan and NAC Group

We are working with Nissan and the NAC Group to offer students the chance to develop their knowledge and skills in a fun and exciting learning environment through Formala One.

F1 in Schools is a global multi-disciplinary challenge in which teams of students aged 14 to 19 deploy CAD/CAM software to collaborate, design, analyse, manufacture, test, and then race miniature compressed air powered modelling foam F1 cars.

Autodesk is taught to participating students after school and, once the students have created their miniature cars on Autodesk, we book a day at the training centre where they use the 3D printers, CNC machines, smoke tunnels, wind tunnels and the test track.

Our teams then compete in the regional competition, hopefully progressing to the national and international competitions!

Primary Partnership

We have strong links with all of our feeder primary schools to ensure smooth transition from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 3.

Services for Young People

All students have a 1:1 guidance interview with a L7 qualified independent advisor. An action plan is produced for each student.

South Tyneside Behaviour and Attendance Partnership

St Joseph’s is a member of the Behaviour and Attendance Partnership (BAP).

This partnership incorporates all of the schools in South Tyneside and has been building on its success since 2009. Schools work collaboratively to share good practice with the aim of improving the attendance of all of our students. We also support each other to reduce exclusions and improve the attitudes and behaviour of our students.

The BAP meets every month and members also include the local authority, representatives from Prevent as well as CYPS. Fair Access applications are heard in this forum and we regularly review our protocols to prevent child sexual exploitation.

South Tyneside Business Forum

Access to over 100 local employers.

South Tyneside College

We work in partnership with South Tyneside College to enable students to secure apprenticeships and foundation degrees.

Sunderland University

Access to experts in the field, latest equipment and techniques, employer links and graduate/academic mentors.

Wild About Adventure

Leadership development programme focusing on the development of key employability skills.