Thank you for visiting our school website. St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy is located in Matlock, Derbyshire and is set in beautiful grounds. Our school community follows our school motto of trying to Live like Jesus.
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. Whether you are a parent of a child already in our school or a prospective parent looking for a place, I hope our website gives you an idea what St Joseph's has to offer. We pride ourselves on our family ethos and this is commented upon regularly by parents. At the heart of all we do is our School Mission Statement and how we can help each child reach their full potential as well as providing a fun, engaging learning environment in which children become inquisitive, independent pupils who see learning as a life long process.
St Joseph's has a new Leadership team in place. I joined the school in April 2018, our Assistant Headteacher Mrs Chadbourne, joined the school in January 2018 and we have a newly appointed Chair of Governors, Mrs Karen McCluskey. We also welcomed Mrs Tracey Churchill as our executive Head teacher who was appointed in February 2019. We are all really passionate about leading our school improvement journey together in partnership to ensure St Joseph's becomes a thriving and vibrant school community.
We aim to provide a varied curriculum as well as providing after school clubs for sporting as well as art related activities. Our focus on the environment is another vital element of our school. We are a Fairtrade school, Forest School as well as a Silver Eco School and are continually looking to improve and further embed our environmental ethos. We also highly value PE and School Sport and take part in regular sporting events. We recently achieved the PE and School Sport Gold award, which reflects all the opportunities that children receive here at St Joseph's.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find the information you are looking for.
St Joseph's is a special community and a family focused school and if you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact me at school.
Mrs Tammie McNamara
Acting Head Teacher