British Values

This year we continue to expand one of our many school focuses: British values and the Jesuit Virtues through their pupil profile - see how:


At St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, we recognise that all children have rights as outlined in the UN Convention. As duty bearers, we have the responsibility to respect these rights and are committed to supporting our children through their education and to ensure that they are rights-holders. Our children have the right to a good quality education (Article 28), the opportunity to use education to develop talents and abilities (Article 29) and the right to special education (Article 23). At St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary, we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives.


Pupil Profile - The Jesuit Institute

The Jesuit Pupil Profile has its own logo which shows the virtues we will be focusing on. The tree is symbolic of the growth of the virtues. Within its branches comfortably resting is the goldfinch which has been used in art since medieval times to symbolize Christ and the Passion.

All schools in the diocese have adopted an approach similar to the Jesuit Pupil Profile. In the profile are eight sets of words which have been paired together because of their complementary and harmonizing relationship to one another: from the development of one virtue springs another.

Each half term we award various children as demonstrating specific virtues in their daily school life.