St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School News

ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL NURSERY CLASS

The Application process for admissions for September 2020 is now open for children who will be 3 years of age between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. From this September in addition to the standard 15 hours there will be 30 hours and extended hours provisions, subject to availability. Details can be found on the application forms obtained from the school office or the website www.stjosephs207.herts.sch.uk.
The deadline for application is 3.30pm Friday 13th March.

 

CERTIFICATE OF CATHOLIC PRACTICE

Applicants for St Joseph’s School for NURSERY places in 2020 should collect a white ‘embossed’ application form for a certificate from No 3 Windhill, the Sacristy or the Parish Office in person.

Once completed it should then be posted through the letter box of No 3 Windhill marked for Fr Peter’s attention with a stamped addressed envelope please. The Certificate will then be posted to you.

The School deadline is 13/3/2020. Please apply in plenty of time to allow the certificate to be processed.

 

A FOUNDATION GOVERNOR

is required at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. This needs to be someone who does not now or in the foreseeable future have children in the school.

The Full Governing Body meets 6 times per year on Mondays at 7.30pm.

Please either call the school to enquire or e-mail governors@stjosephs207.herts.uk.

 

 

Dear Parish,

I am writing to let you know the outcome of our recent Inspection from the Diocese of Westminster. The Inspectors found that Classroom religious education is OUTSTANDING and Catholic life of the school is OUTSTANDING. This is the best possible result. I attach a copy for you to read and this will be put on the website.I would like to thank the parents for filling in the questionnaire so quickly. The Inspectors were delighted to receive 188 in such a short time. They comment that, “Parents are overwhelmingly positive in their praise of the school.

”The Report includes many lovely comments about the children and the school including:Pupils demonstrate exemplary behaviour and excellent attitudes to learning.Religious education is at the core of this vibrant Catholic school.The school offers rich opportunities for pupils to develop and celebrate their gifts and talents.The students’ perseverance and commitment together with high levels of respect are major factors in them making excellent progress.A clear strength is the warm working relationships within the whole school community allowing pupils to grow and flourish in a secure caring environment.I would like to thank all of the staff for their hard work and for caring for the children.

The Inspectors comment that, “The dynamic head teacher and his team are passionate in their leadership and ambition for the school,” and that teachers, “…plan and deliver lessons which are inspiring, engaging and creative. They create a positive environment in which all can learn.” We are blessed to have such committed and talented staff at our school and we are grateful that Fr. Carlos devotes so much time and pastoral care.

Thank you for your support of the school.

Suzanne Fitzgerald

Chair of Governors

2019 Feb – Inspection Report