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The School Development Plan

The School Development Plan outlines what we are going to focus on to make St Joseph’s a better place for learning.  Our school is already a special place to be but everyone in school works really hard to continue to make improvements.  Each year, the staff and Governors decide on what areas need to be focused on during the year and then plans are put in place to bring about those improvements. 


This year we are in a unique position as we work our way through the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.  School closed for most pupils on 20 March and remained so for the rest of the academic year.  An online curriculum was maintained for all pupils and staff dialogued with pupils and parents through Google Classroom. 


On our return in September, the situation was assessed and teaching and learning planned accordingly. 


Developments for 2020-2021

We will be focusing on for main areas:





To implement a clear and consistent, whole school behaviour approach which reflects the needs of St. Joseph’s





To reduce the negative effects of Covid-19 with regard to children’s progress in reading, writing and mathematics


Focused Priority


To develop and embed provision for Relationships and Sex Education in line with Church teaching and legislation





To further develop school systems and procedures which support the mental health and wellbeing of children and staff


In February 2019, we were graded Outstanding in our inspection under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005 for our Religious Education and Catholic Life. 

In January 2020, we were graded Good in our Ofsted inspection under Section 8 of the Education Act 2005. 


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