On behalf of the staff, pupils and Governors, we wish you a warm welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School! We hope you find our website informative and that it gives you an insight into our school life.
Here at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we are committed to providing the best educational experience for all our pupils. The focus in our school is on giving all pupils the opportunity to achieve their full potential. This means providing exciting lessons so they make the best progress they can in their studies but also providing guidance and support so they can develop as happy, well balanced individuals who can make the right decisions for themselves.
Our school is a vibrant and joyful community, where we celebrate all the gifts that God has given to us. St Joseph is our patron Saint, who Pope Francis reminds us was “a strong and courageous man, a working man, yet in his heart we see great tenderness, which is not the virtue of the weak but rather a sign of strength of spirit and a capacity for concern, for compassion, for genuine openness to others, for love.”
We aim to follow the example of St Joseph in our learning, our care for each other and our desire for social justice. We work in collaboration with other schools through the Catholic Schools Partnership and the MyBD5 Partnership. Our ethos and atmosphere encourages members of the school to respect one another. Our resources and materials ordered by the school promote equality. All members of school use language that promotes equality.
The Public Sector Equality Duty 2011 has 3 main aims:
*Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimization and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
*Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
*Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. We want to provide an environment which is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment or victimization of any kind. We want to educate our pupils in an environment which recognizes, celebrates and draws upon the diversity of Bradford and offers equal respect, appropriate support and fair rewards for all our pupils.
At our school, equality is a key principle for treating all people the same. The Equality Act defines eight ‘Protected Characteristics’ :
Pregnancy and maternity
Religion and belief
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