OFSTED Report 2022

 Pupils enjoy every aspect of school. They feel happy, valued and safe. Parents and carers  have trust in staff to keep their children safe from harm.

Pupils know that if they do have any concerns, adults in the school are ready to listen and help.

Leaders and teachers expect all pupils to work hard and achieve well. Pupils respond positively to these high expectations. They succeed and take pride in their work.

In class,they listen with rapt attention when teachers explain work, give instructions or read stories. Pupils enjoy working together cooperatively in groups or pairs to discuss their ideas and help each other to improve their knowledge.

Pupils live up to leaders’ expectation that they will be ‘kind, caring, polite and friendly’.

If bullying occurs, teachers are quick to deal with issues, so that it does not happen again.

Staff give pupils many opportunities to take on responsibility. Roles such as being digital champions and members of the school council ensure that pupils contribute actively tothe life of the school and that leaders take their opinions into consideration.

Pupils are proud of the school’s important place in the life of the local community. They enjoy learning about the area’s rich culture and history. In this way, teachers and leadersdevelop in them a strong sense of belonging. 

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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