Diocesan Section 48 Inspection

On Wednesday 18th October 2017, St Joseph’s had a diocesan inspection.

In the organisation of the Church, the Bishop is the ‘first teacher’ in the diocese with responsibility for the formation and education of his people, with particular responsibilities in schools. The diocesan inspectors act on his behalf to fulfil this responsibility.

The purpose of the inspection was to report to and advise the Archbishop on the quality of classroom religious education and the Catholic life of the school, as well as inform parents and the wider Catholic community.

Inspectors observed lessons and acts of worship, talked to staff and pupils, analysed data and discussed emerging issues with the school’s leadership. The inspection culminated in the written report via this link: Diocesan Section 48 Inspection