We still have places available in our Nursery and Reception Classes! Please contact the office for further information. St Joseph's Nursery now offer full time places, additional hours and flexible provision. 

 

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Coronavirus Updates

PROCEDURES - IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Monday 22nd June 2020
 
Dear parents/carers,
 
Please find below four important procedures that you need to know if the situation was ever to arise. Information packs have been printed and prepared to give out to parents for each of these containing NHS testing information as well as the procedure for the bubble to follow. We hope that we will not need to use these but we want everyone to be as prepared and informed as possible.
 
Miss Marsden

Procedure for if somebody in your child’s bubble is contacted by the test and trace system.

Procedure for if somebody in your child’s bubble is sent home with covid-19 symptoms.

Procedure for if your family is contacted by the test and trace system.

Procedure for if your child is sent home unwell with covid-19 symptoms.

KEY WORKER DROP OFF/PICK UP UPDATE - Sunday 21st June 2020

Thank you to those parents who have provided useful feedback last week on our new systems in place. I have attached a update for parents/carers who drop off and pick up from the school office to make the one way route clearer. A member of staff will be around to guide you and answer any questions you may have. Please click here to view the attachment.

Thank you

Miss Mardsen 

CORONA VIRUS - BOOKING A TEST - Wednesday 17th June 2020
 
If you need to book a test for anyone in your household who displays COVID 19 symptoms then this is the link you will need to follow.
 
https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
 
If anybody in your household has been contacted by the test and trace system then school must be informed as soon as possible. The 'bubble' they are in will self-isolate until results from the person contacted are back as a precaution.
 
Please click here to find a document which provides more information from the NHS website on testing.
 
If a child/staff member was sent home with COVID 19 symptoms or from a 'bubble' where a child/staff member had COVID 19 symptoms then this information will be provided. Everyone will go into self-isolation until the results are confirmed as a precautionary measure.

 

FAQs
 
Please click here to find a document containing FAQs on testing which you may find useful.

PROCEDURE FOR IF A CHILD OR STAFF MEMBER BECOMES UNWELL - Tuesday 16th June 2020

Please see below for your information a flowchart which we will be following school as a procedure.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - Friday 12th June 2020
 
Please click here to view a document containing FAQs which you may find of use.
 
Thank you to all of those parents who have informed class teachers in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 on whether their child will be returning to school next week.
 
If you haven't done so already then please do this by the end of today (12th June).
 
If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch.

DROP OFF AND PICK UP SYSTEM - Friday 12th June 2020

Please click here to view the drop off and pick up system for key workers.

Please click here to view the one way drop off and pick up system for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.

RETURN TO SCHOOL INFORMATION PACKS - Friday 12th June 2020

For Reception please click here

For Year 1 please click here

For Year 6 please click here

REOPENING LETTER FOR PARENTS - Thursday 11th June 2020
 
Dear parents and carers,
 
Please click here to find a letter which outlines our reopening plans for next week.
 
The 'return to school information packs' will be shared with you tomorrow and these will contain more detailed information for you to share with your child.
 
Decisions on whether your child will return if they are in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will need to be given to the class teachers via dojo by the end of tomorrow (12th June).
 

Key worker families must make prior arrangements for their child to be in school by communicating with Miss Marsden dates and times.

JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE MAYOR AND PUBLIC HEALTH - Thursday 11th June 2020


Please click here to find a statement which has just been released from Ros Jones (Mayor of Doncaster) and Dr Rupert Suckling (Director of Public Health, Doncaster) on the reopening of Doncaster schools.

This very much links to the letter which has just been shared further down.

LETTER FROM DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH - Thursday 11th June 2020
 
Dear parents and carers,
 
Please click here to find a letter from Dr Rupert Suckling explaining the latest updates on the reopening of schools across Doncaster. Shortly, I will be sending out another letter explaining further how this will work more specifically for our school.
 
Many thanks
 
Miss Marsden

LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH, DONCASTER - Saturday 6th June 2020

Please click here to find a letter which was sent out to Headteacher's earlier in the week from Dr Rupert Suckling. This letter is now being shared with the public. Inside, it clearly explains the reasons why Doncaster schools are not in a position to reopen safely as yet.
 
We have the provisional date of 15th June for reopening school to Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 as well as key worker children depending on the outcomes of further meetings held this week. As soon as I know more information, I will share this with you so please keep checking for updates.
 
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.
 
Miss Marsden

IMPORTANT UPDATE - SCHOOL REOPENING - Tuesday 2nd June 2020
 
Please click here to find a letter detailing the latest information about our school reopening.
 
Many thanks for your continued patience, support and understanding during these uncertain, ever changing times.
 
If you have any queries then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
 
Take care and stay safe.
 
Miss Marsden

UPDATE ON SCHOOL REOPENING - Friday 22nd May 2020
 
Dear parents and carers,
 
Please click here to find a letter from the Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones.
 
This morning, school was asked to join all of the other educational settings to unite together in a 'Doncaster approach' whereby we all feel that it is not safe to open our schools on the 1st June unless we hear more information based on a number of unanswered questions from the Government which are stated in the letter.
 
As you aware, we are on half term during the week beginning 1st June and have not planned to reopen until the 8th June for Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and key worker/vulnerable children.
 
The situation is everchanging and developing. We will keep you as updated as we possibly can and thank you for your understanding and patience during this uncertain time.

SCHOOL HALF TERM DATES - Tuesday 19th May 2020

Dear parents and carers,

As you know we had a two week half term holiday planned from Monday 25th May until Friday 5th June. As a school, we  have thought carefully about the best way to prepare school for the reopening (in line with Government guidance) and to continue providing provision for key worker and vulnerable children as well as providing the opportunity for our hardworking staff to have a well earnt break.

We have therefore decided that we will close on Bank Holiday Monday (25th May) and we will remain open for the rest of this first week for key worker and vulnerable children only. The school will then be closed fully for the second week (1st to the 5th of June). Therefore, we will reopen the school for children in Reception, Year 1, Year 6 and  key 
worker/vulnerable children on Monday 8th June.

This will give parents and carers more time to consider their choice on whether they would like their child/ren to return  to school and more time for Government guidance to confirm information on reopening.

If you are a key worker and you need provision during the school closure week then please follow this link below for  contacts to other schools in the area.

https://www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/schools/coronavirus-schools-information

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

SCHOOL REOPENING - Friday 15th May 2020

Dear parents and carers,
 
Please click here to view a letter which informs you on the school's response to the latest Government guidance. At the moment, we have planned amendments and changes from what we know. This may change as further guidance is released and we will be in touch with more information nearer the time.
 
Thank you for your parent questionnaire responses. Please continue to send these in as we value your feedback and use this to help us plan in school.

PARENT VIEWS - Wednesday 13th May 2020
 
Dear parents,
 
As you are aware, the Government made an announcement on Sunday evening about the possible phased return to school on 1st June for Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 with a plan for all year groups to return for 4 weeks of education before the Summer holidays.
 
At the moment, this is all we know as a school and we are receiving daily updates from the DFE on how we can ensure social distancing is kept whilst the children are at school. This is in the very early stages so please be assured that once we know anything, we will contact you with further information as we begin to plan.
 
In the meantime I would appreciate if you could complete this questionnaire and send it to our email: admin@st-josephs.doncaster.sch.uk
 
We truly value your views and hope that these will help us plan a return to school which everyone feels part of, comfortable and happy with.
 
Many thanks for your support and patience during these uncertain times. We are want our children and staff to be safe and this is absolutely paramount to any decisions we will make as a school.

 

Key Worker Support 

If a place is required for your child(ren) at short notice for a key worker then please contact school on our email below.

admin@st-josephs.doncaster.sch.uk

 

THURSDAY 19TH MARCH

SCHOOL UPDATE - COVID-19 (CORONA VIRUS) - SCHOOL CLOSURE and EMERGENCY SCHOOL PlANNING NOTICE

Please click here to view social distancing guidance for parents and carers March 2020

 

Please click here to view information on the update of free school meal vouchers.

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Welcome to ST JOSEPH'S SCHOOL Website 

Hello and welcome to the St Joseph’s website. On behalf of everyone at our wonderful school, I would like to welcome you to our website where you will find information about upcoming events, class news, celebrations and lots more.

St Joseph’s school is a very special place, where children and adults unite together, learning in the light of Christ. The gospel values are central to everything we do, and we are very proud of the special ethos created in school. We believe that each individual should be free to grow in a loving and merciful school community, rooted in determination, courage and hard work. By the grace of God each person can be nurtured to fulfil their purpose.

St Joseph's is a single form entry school. We are part of the Hallam Schools' Partnership Academy Trust (HSPAT). Being part of the MAT provides us with a range of opportunities for collaboration and support. We also have a wonderful spacious nursery, where children can begin their time with us the term after their third birthday. We have high expectations of all members of our school community and we aim to foster a love of learning that children will take to secondary school and through to adult life.

 

If you have any questions about our school, please use the contact us link. Visits to our school are very warmly welcomed, please get in touch to arrange an appointment. 

 

With every good wish,

Natalie Kelly

Headteacher

 

St Joseph’s Mission Statement

Jesus said, "Do not be afraid."

At St Joseph's, our Mission is to allow everyone to develop to their full potential in the light of the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe that each individual should be free to grow in a loving and merciful school community, rooted in determination, courage and hard work.

By the grace of God each person can be nurtured to fulfil their purpose. 

 

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School(about a year ago)

Hi Nichola, Please contact the school to find out more about admissions

Nichola smith(about a year ago)

Hi where do i get the forms to apply for my child a place at your school please

Liam Sheppard(about a year ago)

Hi I am trying to trace my cousins Mary, Patricia and Robin Cliffe who lived in Rossinton Doncaster in the late Fifties early sixties.. I would be grateful if you could provide me with any information regarding them and their present whereabouts. Regards Liam Sheppard

owen brady(a couple of years ago)

i used to go here anyone remember me?

Tracey Blunt(a couple of years ago)

Commented on 30th January - Hi, really like the new website, it's really informative.

Stuart Liversedge(a couple of years ago)

Commented on 26th January - Looking good, this is taking us forward to a place where our website can achieve much more and be interactive. Thank you

Paula Napier(a couple of years ago)

Commented on 30th January - Great new Web site. Easier to use. Could just do with your own app now to make it even easier!

Sandra Loxley-Burns(a couple of years ago)

Commented on 26th January - The new website is really good. Very informative and much more colourful and welcoming.

Mrs Kelly(a couple of years ago)

Thank you for visiting our new website. Please leave a comment on our website to let us know what you think of our new website and app. Thank you to everyone who has commented already. Unfortunately there has been a problem with the website guestbook, and the previous comments have not been published. This is now resolved.

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