St Joseph and St Teresa

Catholic Primary School


Vision & Values

Dunstan Catholic Educational Trust Vision:


We are a community of Catholic schools together aspiring to give children an all-round education rooted in Christian values in a nurturing environment where they flourish, become lifelong learners and fulfil their potential.


Our mission:


Our Faith, we aim to: 

  • Nurture relationships with God through our Catholic teaching and support the spiritual journey through life.
  • Nurture an understanding of Christian values and how these shape our lives and the lives of others.
  • Celebrate individualities and are respectful of all faiths, beliefs and cultures.
  • Be committed to developing and preparing each other, through prayer and reflection to become witnesses to our moral and spiritual values in the wider world.


Our Children, we aim to: 

  • Develop lifelong learners who are independent thinkers.
  • Understand the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation.
  • Argue rationally, pose questions and make informed decisions.
  • Understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups, nations and the environment.


Our School Communities, we aim to: 

  • Develop appropriate relationships with other children and adults, both in the school and the wider world.
  • Encourage our families, parish and wider school communities to fulfil our vision that all children can reach their full potential.
  • Ensure everyone cares for and respects others, develops an understanding of the world and contributes to society as responsible citizens.
  • Educate the whole child, helping them to become confident, caring and responsible, understanding their part in the wider world.


Our Staff, we aim to: 

  • Recognise the valuable and unique gifts and talents that all staff bring.
  • Support our staff as they live out their vocation.
  • Provide a nurturing environment where staff well-being is valued.
  • Support staff on their own spiritual journey.

Values, Catholic Social Teaching, RE and PSHE links

The Impact of our Values on our School. March 2023


Quotes from some of the pupils: 


The values have changed our school by making us better people because the value helps us – Phoebe (Y4)

The values have made us more responsible and caring – Sofia (Year 4)

I think the values have changed our school by our actions – Buddy (Year 4)

Beforehand not everyone would forgive straight away but now we are taught it in the values we see it more. If we didn’t have the values we might not remember these values as much every day. – Catherene (Year 6)

The values have helped a lot of people understand the values and how we can show them. We never used to celebrate the values like we do now. – Joe (Year 5)

People are living out the values more. We know if we show them, we get rewarded. – Sebastian R (Year 6)



How our pupils are living out the values at home 2023-2024: 



Thank you to Harry Forster for helping his daddy to sort the recycling into the correct boxes ready for the recycling men to collect.

Thank you to Finley Meehan for after overcoming his own difficulties and worries about coming into school, he has been very kind and has been holding hands with other children who have struggled a bit, to comfort them when they have to walk in and be their friend. Finley is only four years old and this is very kind and made mum feel very proud of him.

Thank you to Olivia Salvidge: On Sunday Olivia visited the beach, it was a lovely day and at the end of the day when we were packing up Olivia decided to collect other bits of rubbish she had seen! She had quite the collection (sadly) and next time she wants to bring some litter pickers and gloves to have a bigger clean up!