Catholic Values and Ethos
Our Mission Statement
"learning and loving together;
we grow with Jesus"
Our Core Values
During our September 2015 INSET day we renewed both our Mission Statement and Core Values.
During the day the feedback from parents, and the views expressed by the children during sessions in the previous summer term played a prominent role in the decisions we made.
Our new Mission Statement is "Learning and loving together; we grow with Jesus"
The Core Values that provide the foundation for that Mission are:
Faithful Positive Safe
Nurturing Forgiving Fair
The School's six nurturing principles sum up our practice and theory. They underpin the context, organisation and curriculum.
Children's learning is understood developmentally
The classroom offers a safe base
the importance of nurture for the development of wellbeing
Language as a vital means of communication
All behaviour is communication
The importance of transition in children's lives
Our Mission is represented by this design. As with the statement itself, the logo was developed by all stakeholders, with the children in particular providing the symbolic ideas of growth – the tree, love – the hearts and Christ – the Cross.
Our Lady's Aims
To celebrate Jesus Christ as the centre of our school community.
'Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’ Proverbs 3:5
To enjoy times of prayer and worship together.
‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, thy kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’
To be a welcoming place; where we can all feel at home, and all visitors are received with warmth and respect.
‘Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.'
To promote; love of learning, enthusiasm to succeed and aspirations to ‘dream big’.
‘Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.’
To ensure each and every child and adult has the opportunity to thrive; to share the ‘gifts’ we have been blessed with, and to achieve our full potential in all that we do.
‘I can do all this through him who gives me strength.’
To feel safe, respected, loved and valued, so we have the confidence and resilience to ‘make a difference’.
‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.’
To be a shining light in our parish, in our community and in our world.
‘For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.’
Be a place where it is OK to make mistakes. Forgiveness makes every day a new beginning.
’forgive, and you will be forgiven.’