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School Mission Statement

School Aims

Spirituality

In co-operation with parents and priests, to deepen and extend the knowledge and spiritual development of the children in accordance with the teachings of the Church.

Curriculum

To provide a rich curriculum that caters for the needs of all pupils.

Achievement

To raise the children’s achievements in literacy and numeracy, providing high standards of teaching and learning.

Liaison

To promote good home/school/parish links

Environment

To provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment, so that each child reaches his/her full potential.

Objectives of the School Vision

The Curriculum

The curriculum, which is provided for all pupils who attend our school, is based on the following:

Values

  • Teachers share a commitment to continuous development and improvement of curriculum areas in particular the development of literacy, numeracy and digital competency skills
  • The whole school curriculum is broad and balanced and tries to encompass the best practice in Primary Education
  • The curriculum fulfils current statutory requirements
  • Within the curriculum there is enjoyable, stimulating and challenging material for all children
  • There are high expectations of all learners
  • Recognition of the value the home and community can play in our children’s education.

 

Principles

The school seeks to work in conjunction with the Archdiocese, LA, community and other schools to ensure that all our children engage with and experience a curriculum which helps fulfil our mission and vision statements by:

  • Enabling every child to achieve his/her full potential, through a broad, balanced, interesting curriculum, including the requirements of the National Curriculum and providing those skills necessary to help them live as independent, self-motivated adults
  • Developing learning through practical experiences
  • Ensuring that our children learn effectively and efficiently through well-planned experiences
  • Taking account of the special educational needs of all children attending our school including those of more able and talented children, enabling each pupil to reach/his/her full potential
  • Developing a sense of independence and the ability to make decisions
  • Fostering spiritual, moral, social, cultural, intellectual and physical development
  • Encouraging children to feel part of the local and wider community and contribute to the life of it
  • Seeking to develop links with local industries and businesses
  • Promoting the schools values and achievements
  • Valuing all individuals, cultures, beliefs and backgrounds

 

Objectives

Children:

As a result of working in partnership, it is our aim that through the experience of a curriculum

based on the values and principles previously outlined, children will be enabled to:

  • Deepen and extend their knowledge and spiritual development in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Deepen Christian and moral values
  • Show an understanding of other races, religions and ways of life
  • Develop a sense of worth, self-esteem and dignity through praise and encouragement
  • Be actively involved in their own self-evaluation, and use feedback to help improve performance;
  • Fulfil their potential in literacy and numeracy and be enthusiastic about learning
  • Develop scientific skills and knowledge
  • Be at ease with Information and Communication Technology and use it to support their learning in other subjects
  • Understand their environment with a respect for its development, its past and present.
  • Increase their awareness and knowledge of other countries and people
  • Foster and enrich their aesthetic and physical development
  • Develop lively and enquiring minds
  • Become aware of their Welsh heritage, both local and national, providing them with a secure sense of place in UK and Europe
  • Develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and flexibility, which will enable them to adapt successfully to the demands of a rapidly changing world
  • Make full use of the opportunities available to them, encouraged by active involvement of parents and a care school community
  • Understand that courtesy and manners and consideration for others are very important qualities
  • Enjoy and be happy in school and view education as a satisfying and rewarding experience

Parents

The role that parents play in their child’s education is vital and it is important they:

  • Are given the opportunity to participate in their children’s education
  • Are familiar with the school’s aims and objectives
  • Are aware of targeted areas for school improvement
  • Feel part of a caring school community
  • Are encouraged to share the aspirations of the school in setting high standards for their children

Governors

The school aspires to:

  • Involve governors in all aspects of the life of the school
  • Ensure governors are well informed to make decisions concerning the curriculum
  • Ensure sub-committees have a defined role within the functioning of the Governing Body
  • Ensure governors are made fully aware of achievements and challenges facing the school
  • Ensure governors are well informed as to the making of financial decisions with regards to the School

 Management

School Management has

  • Effective management processes in place
  • Efficient systems for monitoring the curriculum and evaluating the quality of teaching and learning will ensure the school is self-evaluating and an improving one
  • All staff aspire to the raising of standards, and contributing fully to pupil achievement in reaching full academic, social and physical potential
  • An open culture in which every member of staff can contribute to the decision making process
  • Staff that feel involved and fully committed to the advancement of their teaching skills

Buildings

  • The premises are safe, secure, attractive and welcoming
  • Teachers strive to make classrooms stimulating areas conducive to a working environment
  • The school premises and resources are of the highest quality attainable within budgetary limitations
  • Best possible use is made of all available space
  • The playground is developed, creating a stimulating environment for learning and physical development

 

 

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