Head's Newsletter

I am delighted to have been appointed Headteacher at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School – a place that I love.  I will begin in September and until then, continue to work hard with Mrs. Richardson and the staff to ensure that all children thrive.  Thank you all for your kind wishes and the support that has been offered to me over the last week.  As I said to the children, I am very lucky to be working with the best children, staff, governors and families in the world!

I am proud that at St Joseph’s that we find the necessary balance between being academically outstanding and uncompromising in expecting the best outcomes for all our students, whilst at the same time ensuring that all our children feel safe and secure and have opportunities to develop as fully-rounded people. I am very much looking forward to leading such a wonderful, vibrant and happy school. I am confident that your son or daughter will be both challenged and cherished in their time at St Joseph’s. I want you to feel confident that I take this responsibility seriously and will endeavour to do my very best for every individual child in my care.

This week both children and staff have enjoyed Book week.  It has been a joy to see the children dressed up as book characters today and really engaging with books and reading.   Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who have been into school this week to read to the children.  It is so important the children experience the pleasure of reading.

On Wednesday children from year 3-6 attended mass at Our Lady’s for Ash Wednesday and I was very proud of the way that they conducted themselves- something that was commented on by more than one parishioner. The younger children partook in a very reflective prayer service with Fr Jeff in school.  All the children have thought about what they can do in Lent to prepare for Easter and we will be collecting for Mary’s Meals from next week. 

Best wishes,
Mrs. Husain


A message from the Governor’s

As some of you may already be aware the Government issued the 2nd stage consultation on ‘Schools National Funding Formula’ just before Christmas.  The formula seeks to redistribute funds across schools nationally based on revised criteria and benchmarks, in the main schools within London from March 2018 are set to receive lower funding as a result.   
 
To provide more background on education funding and the implications of the new formula for St. Joseph’s, the Governor’s will hold a presentation at the school at 6pm on Monday 13TH March.  You all have an opportunity to respond to the consultation but this closes on 22nd March, so please try and attend the presentation and respond to the consultation.


Dates for your Diary


March

Tuesday 7th
Y 3 Lenten Mass 10am @ Church of Our Lady - parents welcome
SATs presentation for Y 2 parents @ 9am
Participation Football Ys 3 and 4  @ Paddington Rec  10 – 2pm - parents welcome

Wednesday 8th
Parent Consultations 2:30pm – 6pm (Rec – Y6)

Thursday 9th
Parent Consultations 2:30pm – 6pm (Rec – Y6)

Monday 13th
Silent Auction Opens all week
Y5 residential trip to Sayers Croft
Y1 visiting Bethnal Green Toy Museum

Tuesday 14th
Y 4 10am @ Church of Our Lady - parents welcome
Basketball teams from Y5 Y6 @ Little Venice 10 – 2pm - parents welcome

Wednesday 15th
Y5 return
Parent Consultations Nurs 1 – 6pm

Thursday 16th
Parent Consultations Nurs 1 – 6pm

Saturday 18th
Auction of Promises

Monday 20th
Science week

Tuesday 21st
Parent Partnership meeting in hall 9am
Y5 Lenten Mass 10am @ Church of Our Lady - parents welcome

Thursday 23rd March
Mother’s Day Mass (Early Years & KS1) 2:30pm @ school hall - parents welcome

Friday 24th
Y3-Y6 Science Blast show @ Cockpit Theatre

Monday 27th
Y6 Lenten Mass & service of Reconciliation 11am @ Church of Our Lady - parents welcome

Thursday 30th
Y4 & Y5 Service of Reconciliation 11am @ Church of Our Lady - parents welcome

Friday 31st
Y4 British Museum
 

April

Tuesday 4th
Y3 Lent Liturgy – Palm Sunday @ 9am school hall
EY & KS1 Easter Bonnet Parade @ 2:30pm - parents welcome

Wednesday 5th
Y4 Lent Liturgy – Maundy Thursday @ 9am school hall
Nursery Auction promise to Puppet Barge.
KS2 Easter Bonnet Parade @ 2:30pm

Thursday 6th
Y5 Lent Lent Liturgy – Good Friday @ 9am

Friday 7th
Young Shakespeare Co Y5 & Y6 – Midsummer Night’s Dream
Last day of Spring term school finishes 1:30pm


Attendance