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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

As a Catholic School it is our mission to provide a safe, nurturing and happy environment in which to educate our children to share their witness through Christian values; to instil a love of learning, of self and of others; enabling all to develop their God-given gifts and to achieve their potential.

Contacts details

Address:St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Chapel Street Ope
Telephone number: 01752 563185
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Our aims are:

  • To provide a stimulating, holistic curriculum which enables and enriches learning, making education exciting and enjoyable. 
  • To promote a lifestyle which emphasises the importance of caring for physical and emotional well being.
  • To be a worshipping community which enriches the spiritual life of the individual, developing a sense of awe at the wonder of God's creation and his unconditional love. 
  • For each member of the community to grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ allowing them to make informed moral decisions based on Gospel values. 
  • To be an inspirational school where expectations challenge, and encourage each child to achieve the highest standards they can. 
  • To support parents in their role as the first educators of their children. 
  • To be  known to parents and children as a welcoming and safe place. 
  • To ensure that the life and curriculum of the school celebrates and respects the differing ethnic, social, spiritual and cultural backgrounds present in the school and society.
  • To develop self esteem through making a positive contribution to family life and the lives of the school, parish, local and wider global community. 
  • To expect high standards of behaviour, courtesy and respect engendering a spirit of co-operation, kindness and compassion within the school community. 


Each Catholic School has a coordinator of SEND. The key responsibilities of the SENCO may include:

  • overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school's SEND policy
  • co-ordinating provision for children with SEND
  • liaising with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEND
  • advising on the graduated approach to providing SEND support
  • advising on the deployment of the school's delegated budget and other resources to meet pupils' needs effectively
  • liaising with parents of pupils with SEND
  • liaising with early years providers, other schools, educational psychologists, health and social care professionals, and independent or voluntary bodies
  • being a key point of contact with external agencies, especially the local authority and related support services
  • liaising with potential next providers of education to ensure a pupil and their parents are informed about options and a smooth transition is planned
  • working with the Head Teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities under the Equality Act (2010) with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements
  • ensuring that the school keeps the records of all pupils with SEND up to date.
Age range
  • Primary - 5 to 11 years
  • Needs level
  • Low
  • Medium
  • Provision type
  • Targeted
  • Universal

  • Based: Plymouth
    Childcare Type:
    • School
    Age ranges:
    • Primary school - 5 to 11 years
    Registered places: 125

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