Welcome from the Deputy Head Academic

I am proud to welcome you as Deputy Head Academic to our wonderfully happy and successful school.

At St Joseph's, our pupils develop excellent learning habits, where all pupils work extremely hard to reach their potential as individuals, and to exceed the ambitious targets we set. Our fantastic learning environment, with small classes at its heart, allows each and every pupil to flourish. St Joseph’s is a place where every pupil is catered for and where they have every opportunity to become life-long successful learners. It is my belief that children learn best when they are happy, and all at St Joseph's School work very hard to ensure this. We are very lucky at St Joseph's, and indeed in Cornwall, to have such wonderful natural surroundings. These surroundings play an important role in contributing to pupils’ well-being and happiness.

I set very high expectations of pupils in order for them to gain essential life skills, so they can become aware of their capabilities and to facilitate their drive to be the best they can be. Children are growing up in an ever changing and increasingly challenging world: a consistent, positive approach, alongside a hard working attitude, will empower them to shape their future and be better prepared for their next step.

Our teachers go above and beyond to provide all of our pupils with an excellent education. Our teachers are passionate about the subjects they teach, which effectively transfers to the pupils. This, together with engaging lessons, allows for individuality and expression. Through our inspirational teaching, a caring approach and a rich abundance of learning opportunities within the school and in the wider community, we nurture thoughtful, confident and respectful pupils.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspect of the academic life of the Senior School.

Mr Sam Matthews
Deputy Head Academic