Diocesan Inspection Report 2019
We are delighted with the outcome of our latest Section 48 Inspection,
which took place on 21st June 2019. The report states:
The leadership of the headteacher and her leadership team in promoting the Catholic life of the school is outstanding. Some of the practice within the school such as its prayer life and teachings about Catholic Social Teaching is exemplary.
The school is judged to be truly outstanding in its work to promote the Common Good. The school genuinely understands and promotes Pope Francis’ call to ‘human flourishing.’ The level of knowledge of the pupils in almost all years around the theology of the Common Good was exemplary. The teaching and learning around this area is of the very highest standard.
The Chief Inspector for Schools for Westminster Diocese described the School as a:
“truly cohesive outstanding Catholic community.”
Diocesan Inspection Report 2014
The latest RE report completed by the Diocese of Westminster in May 2014. The Lead Inspector, Helen Lines, said the following:
Religious Education in the classroom
‘The overall effectiveness of classroom religious education in developing pupils’ religious literacy is very good. Pupils are provided with a rich and creative curriculum based on the Curriculum Directory and make very good progress in their subject knowledge of the Catholic faith. They show very real enthusiasm for learning in religious education.’
Catholic Life of the school
‘The overall effectiveness of St Joseph’s School in developing pupils’ experience of the richness of a Catholic way of living and believing is outstanding. Senior leaders work hard to ensure that the school’s Catholic mission is central to the Catholic life of the school.’
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management
‘The senior leadership, governors and staff fully share a deep commitment to the Church’s educational mission and strive to carry this out as well as possible within St Joseph’s . High priority is given to worship and to the pupils’ spiritual and moral development. This is evidenced in the way the pupils respond to the school’s Catholic identity and how they understand their roles within it. Outstanding leadership at all levels enables the whole school community to experience the richness of opportunities of a Catholic way of life.’