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.’
“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.
Mrs Sarah Spencer
St Joseph’s Castleford Catholic Voluntary Academy is committed to the protection of our children and to best practice in the recruitment of staff.
Applicants should note that, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe In Education, it is the applicant’s responsibility to have made any necessary registrations relevant at the time of making this application which is required for people working or volunteering with children. Accordingly, any offer of employment made will be conditional upon the results of checks from the Disclosure & Barring Service (“the DBS”) and Employer Access Online (regarding teacher prohibition/disqualification from working with children and young people).
Resources for Parents and Carers
Take a look at some of these resources for parents and carers in the Wakefield District.
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.
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’.