Living in a world where the fundamentals of reading and writing lay the foundations of all learning, we believe that English should be at the heart of all aspects of school life. Therefore, at St Joseph’s we aim to deliver an exciting, ambitious and innovative English curriculum that enables and empowers our children to become enthusiastic and successful readers and writers with a deep love and understanding of the English language. We believe the sequential development of reading, writing and communication skills are key for academic success and lifelong learning.
It is our intention to immerse pupils in the wonders of quality texts to instil a passion for reading, an enjoyment of writing and a confidence to communicate articulately. We strive to make the teaching and learning of English skills an integral part of our whole curriculum with daily opportunities to engage in stimulating and creative activities and use and apply these skills in a range of contexts.