St Joseph's R.C. High School
& Sports College

St Joseph's RC High School

St Joseph's RC High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and, expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Here at St. Joseph’s, our school improvement plan is produced to help us pursue our aim of providing our students with a compass for life and our mission of being an outstanding Roman Catholic school for the 21st century.

Ambition Statement “Set your heart on the kingdom and his goodness, and all these things will come to you as a matter of course.” Matt 6:33

As we celebrate a new King of England, Charles III, we become conscious of the influence of a ruler in our lives.  We are called to live the British values but also to embrace the values of the ‘King of Kings’ in the Kingdom of God.  At St Joseph’s we will model the gospel values and live a way of life that challenges the status quo and infuses the world with hope and possibility. We will be a people who see possibility where others see failure, beauty where others see ugliness and freedom where others see chains. This is the Upside Down Kingdom of God, where the forgotten are noticed, the silenced are given back their voice and love is stronger than hate. Our School will be the Flipped Kingdom of God on earth.  The Gospel values in the sermon on the mount will be the key components of the way our community live, opening up a new radical life-giving way of living centered around the reign and the rule of King Jesus.


God’s Kingdom is unshakeable.  This year our community will see a vision of what is possible when ordinary people catch a glimpse of God’s radical call to follow the Lord Jesus.


“Our ambition is for St Joseph’s to offer an outstanding experience for our young people.  It will be a place where, due to a strong sense of belonging young people achieve beyond their own imaginations.  Our nurturing approach will gradually reverse the impact of trauma in the lives of young people.  Progress outcomes for all students but especially for the most able, disadvantaged and those with SEND will be above national through the delivery of a curriculum which is ambitious, inclusive, diverse and enriching. There will be stability in staffing as staff members enjoy good job satisfaction and gain from the school’s commitment to career development for all. St Joseph’s will be a desirable place to work and learn as Learning and Teaching will be characterized by practitioners who are hungry to grow, learning from each other developing practice to have more profound impact on the lives of young people. The school environment will be increasingly inspiring and with an increase in PAN will be oversubscribed as parents see the life changing opportunities available to every young person through the curriculum, the bucket list and extracurricular activities such as trips and other experiences. St Joseph’s will promote academic excellence and will be an experience that enables the young person to grow into an adult who can have a positive impact on the world.   Our mission will be lived not laminated as faith and spiritual experiences change lives. We are found for our purpose; Our mission is to live the values of the Upside Down Kingdom of God.  The whole school will be a mission team as we look to live out the God ordained purposes in our lives.   Being part of our community will be a life changing adventure.”

We will create people of faith.  This faith will be palpable by their smiles.  They will be a people who will change the world for the better.  

You will see in our Improvement Plan overview (below) the key priorities we have identified for the 2023-24 year. This plan is designed to provide a strategic overview of the direction for school improvement. Behind this sits a more detailed plan with the detail of ‘the how, the when and the who.’ 

In areas where there is more rapid action needed there will be a working document used to focus staff on the specific actions in response to ongoing assessment to bring about change to improve the progress of learners and monitor and drive the improvements needed using the next steps

SIP 2023-24 overview  

Please click on the image to see our School Improvement plan pictorially: