At St Joseph’s, we value the strong partnership we have with our parents/carers. We also value and place high importance on the support you give to your children. We have a range of ways in which we share and communicate teaching and learning information. Some of these are:

  • Show and Share sessions where parents/carers are invited into school to join their child’s lessons. Unfortunately, due to covid-19 restrictions, we have not been able to hold these like we usually would but are looking forward to resuming these when restrictions allow.
  • Parents’ Information Evenings: such as our reading and phonics information evenings, RSE information evenings and many more. We continually hold these across the year.
  • Open classrooms where parents/carers are invited into their child’s classroom to see their learning environment and have a look at their work and tasks they have completed.

We encourage all parents/carers to speak with their child’s class teacher in the first instance for any general enquiries regarding teaching and learning, our curriculum or assessment.


Curriculum, Catch-up Programme and Assessment Information Evening

Our Senior Leadership Team (SLT) led an information evening on Thursday 14th October on the topic: Curriculum, Catch-up Programme and Assessment. Thank you to all parents/carers that were able to attend. Please find the PowerPoint presentation that was shared via zoom for this information evening.

Information Evening PowerPoint Presentation


Reading & Phonics Information Evenings

Our staff led two information evenings on reading and phonics to support our parents/carers in supporting their child with their learning. These information evenings took place on Tuesday 28th September and Tuesday 5th October. Thank you to all parents/carers that were able to attend. Please find the PowerPoint presentations that were shared via zoom during these evenings.

Reading Information Evening Presentation Phonics Information Evening Presentation

We have also put together resource packs to support you at home. Please find below a question guide for the assessment focuses to support reading comprehension skills: these can be used with all children. There is also a phonics guide that explains our SoundsWrite phonics programme as well as activity ideas and examples to support you to support your child at home: these can be used with children on their phonics learning journey.

Reading Comprehension AF Question Guide 100 Recommended Reads for FS2 – Y6  Phonics (SoundsWrite) Information and Activity Ideas