St Joseph’s is closed for the School holidays.

All correspondence  to the school and requests for information will be processed when the school reopens on Tuesday 6th September.

Our Mission Statement

We at St Joseph’s believe that the Catholic Faith should be central to and permeate all aspects of school life. We aim to achieve this through the teaching of the curriculum, prayer and worship.

All members of the staff at St Joseph’s, both teaching and support staff, should be encouraged and supported to develop their talents and skills for their own professional development and for the benefit of the school.

We aim to foster a caring environment where individuals value and respect one another. We should develop effective communication through sensitive talking and listening.

We should positively encourage and enable the children to fulfil their own potential, building their self-confidence and self-esteem and equipping them with the knowledge and skills they will require in later life.

We aim to increase each child’s awareness of the need for discipline and ultimately develop self-discipline.

We recognise the importance of and aim to develop self-discipline.

We recognise the importance of and aim to develop a working reciprocal partnership between home, school and parish. We also encourage the children to take an interest in and play and active role in the wider community.

As followers of Jesus Christ, our mission at St Joseph’s is to provide the opportunity for each individual to develop intellectually, morally and spiritually in a happy and caring environment.

‘Walking with Jesus as one family.’

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“Welcome to our school website and thank you for taking the time to visit us.”

We hope you find it both interesting and informative. Browsing through the pages, you will learn more about our valued school which serves the Parish of St. Joseph’s Castleford.

At St. Joseph’s, we aim to provide a wide range of rich and varied learning experiences for all our children. Everyone who comes to our school is special. We are proud of our Catholic community and the Gospel values which permeate all aspects of our school life.

Our children are encouraged to work hard and we have a dedicated team who are committed to helping each child to reach his or her God given potential within a safe, nurturing, Catholic environment.

If you would like more information or would like to visit our school, please feel free to contact us.

God Bless,

Mrs Sarah Spencer
Executive Headteacher

Resources for Parents and Carers During Summer

Take a look at some of these resources for parents and carers in the Wakefield District.

Healthier Together

Welcome to Healthier Together – a tool that gives consistent, accurate and trustworthy healthcare advice to parents, carers, young people and professionals.

The information on this site has been reviewed  by local paediatricians, GPs and clinicians across the region to ensure it aligns with current practices and procedures.

Use the quick links, search bar, or menus to find clear advice with easy to use traffic light guide, red, amber, green found in the parents/carers section. This will help to identify when, where, and how you should seek help for your poorly baby or child.

Look through the site for practical guidance such as ‘should my child go to school’.

https://www.wyhealthiertogether.nhs.uk/

Baby Summer Safety

The weather is getting warmer, which can make following safer sleep advice more complicated. It is harder to keep baby cool and holidays and travel can disrupt routines. We have put together some tips on baby summer safety so you can enjoy the summer and keep baby safe when the weather gets hot.

https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/baby-summer-safety/

Water Safety

There are many hidden dangers, when entering canals, rivers and reservoirs, that have tragically taken lives.
The number of accidental drownings in our region is on the rise.

Anything below 15ºC is defined as cold water and can seriously affect your breathing and movement, so the risk is significant all year round, even on hot days, and even for strong swimmers.

Please #BeWaterAware

https://www.westyorksfire.gov.uk/safety/water-safety 

Free Summer – Wakefield Council

With the cost of living rising Wakefield Council has pulled together a handy guide to help you through the summer holidays. This page is full of financial help and support as well as free activities for all the family to enjoy.

Wakefield Council – More Money In My Pocket

Staying Safe Online

Being online can be a brilliant place to keep in touch with friends, be creative and discover new things.

Most people use the internet daily for things like going on social media, game, watch videos, work and study.

Talking to people online that you know ‘offline’ is something many people do, people that you don’t know can also use social media and follow you.

As brilliant as the internet is, it can be used by those who want to cause harm to a child. So you may find it useful to read through the information on this page to help keep yourself and your friends safe online.

Wakefield Safeguarding Children Partnership – Staying Safe Online

Happy Health Holidays

WF Happy Healthy Holidays aims to keep children and young people active during the School Holidays by providing free enriching activities and healthy food for children in Reception class to year 11 who receive benefits-related free school meals.

https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/happy-healthy-holidays