At Saint Joseph’s, our Mission Statement opens with, ‘And the child Jesus increased in wisdom, in stature, and in favour with God and men’. Jesus shows us what it means to be fully human as we grow from infancy to adulthood. Our stimulating curriculum was devised to enable the pupils to develop their full human potential while in our care: academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. As a Catholic school, we play a pivotal role in the education of young Christians. Our approach to our faith encourages the children to see God at work in the context of the pupil’s everyday lives. Consequently, each facet of the curriculum displays a spiritual dimension. We aim to provide a rich, relevant and purposeful educational experience. An experience that develops the whole child, capable of meeting the needs and interests of all pupils, adapted where necessary for disadvantaged and SEND pupils. The sequential curriculum is coherently planned across the Early Years Foundation Stage and all subject areas of the national curriculum for Key Stages One and Two. We want pupils to acquire the sufficient range of knowledge, skills and cultural capital necessary for all future learning. We recognise that knowledge and skills build cumulatively over time and that genuine, deep learning prompts alterations to long-term memory. It is this progression from acquiring the learning, to applying the learning and finally reasoning with the learning that we seek to promote across year groups, key stages and ultimately the entire school journey. Our mission statement closes with ‘The angel of the Lord said to Joseph: Do not be afraid’. We want Saint Joseph’s pupils to be courageous in their learning.