Mission Statement and School Values

At St Joseph the Worker we worked together as a whole staff team to create our Mission Statement and we shared ideas and reflected on what our aims, values and responsibilities are to our school community. 

We regularly review our statement and reflect on what we do and how we do it in our actions, words, prayers and thoughts. 

At St Joseph the Worker our school mission statement is:

Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, "Let your light shine”.

Our Values and Ethos

We are kind, caring, polite and friendly.

We welcome visitors, new friends and families to our school.

Everyone in school will strive to; Be friendly. Be honest. Respect self and others. Take responsibility for his/her actions and be safe. 

Through these values we expect to have a safe and happy school in which all children can learn and achieve their potential.

As a Catholic School, we place your child's learning and understanding of Gospel values at the heart of what we do. Our faith underpins us as a school and we aim to celebrate, nurture and support everyone's abilities and talents through our curriculum.

In February 2020, we celebrated our school Mission Statement Day by holding a "Let Your Light Shine Festival" It was a fantastic celebration with all children singing, presenting their work and sharing God's Values in their actions and words. The Powerpoint of our special day is attached and don't forget to look at the photos too from our special festival assembly. 

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“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX