Mission Statement

Our school is an integral part of the parish of The Immaculate Conception and as part of a Catholic faith community we try always to reflect Christian values, providing an environment of trust, where children feel secure in God’s love.

We share a belief in the unique gift of each person and a commitment to handing on the faith we proclaim to our children.

Through a broad, rich and challenging education, that is inclusive and fair, we seek to enable each child to develop their gifts and talents fully, using them to enrich the world and its people both today and in the future.

We seek to encourage and maintain high standards in all we do, including high standards of behaviour.

The partnership between home, school and parish is at the heart of our work and we are committed to building a firm partnership between governors, teachers and parents; working together to help every child achieve their best and celebrating achievement at every level.

We endeavour to do this in an atmosphere of love, respect, reconciliation and joy in the risen lord.

 

An Interview with God

I dreamed I had an interview with God. "Come in" God said. "So, you would like to interview Me?" "If you have the time," I said. God smiled...

We share a belief in the unique gift of each person and a commitment to handing on the faith we proclaim to our children. 

Through a broad, rich and challenging education, that is inclusive and fair, we seek to enable each child to develop their gifts and talents fully, using them to enrich the world and its people both today and in the future.
 
We seek to encourage and maintain high standards in all we do, including high standards of behaviour.
 
The partnership between home, school and parish is at the heart of our work and we are committed to building a firm partnership between governors, teachers and parents; working together to help every child achieve their best and celebrating achievement at every level.
 
We endeavour to do this in an atmosphere of love, respect, reconciliation and joy in the risen Lord.
 
Please click on the picture link to watch the interview.

 

We aim to achieve this by:

Creating a happy, caring and secure environment, where every child can experience the love of God, learn about the faith, receive the sacraments and come together to pray with others.

·        Recognising each child’s unique nature and needs, and providing for these.
·        Involving parents in the education of their children.
·        Providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum.
·        Being a learning community that leads by example.
·        Encouraging enquiring minds and a love of learning.
·        Developing children’s learning skills and addressing different learning styles.
·        Teaching tolerance and respect for all people.
·        Valuing other faiths and cultures and recognising what we can learn from these.
·        Developing children’s awareness of their role in the stewardship of God’s creation and their sense of responsibility for those in need.

Our Aims

To bring about the Kingdom of God using Our Lord as the model for our lives.

 

  • To nurture children’s spiritual moral and social development within a Christian ethos.

 

  • To be an inclusive school and to put into place practice in all aspects of our work that ensures that all pupils are given equality of opportunity regardless of gender, special needs, disability or race.

 

  • To provide teaching learning of the highest quality.

 

  • To treat pupils as individuals and to differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual and special needs.

 

  • To match teaching and learning to the appropriate stage of children’s physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural development needs.

 

  • To ensure that all pupils benefit from a rich, broad, balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots many opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.

 

  • To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors, and extensive use of the environment.

 

  • To teach basic skills and core subjects well and to give great emphasis to the foundation subjects and RE especially to the creative aspects including art, poetry, story, dance, music, and performance. This will be central to our work.

 

  • To promote and achieve high standards.

 

  • To make connections between subjects and to apply basic skills across the curriculum.

 

  • To set and demonstrate high expectations and high standards.

 

  • To treat all fairly and listened to others.

 

  • To give responsibility to build pupils’ self-esteem and develop their self-confidence.

 

  • To contribute to the life and work of the school with energy and enthusiasm

 

  • To promote success and reward progress and achievement.

 

  • To make parents and the wider community equal partners with the school.

 

  • To build a welcoming, friendly, bright and lively, happy place where children feel secure where good behaviour is expected and where they enjoy growing up.

The Always Child at St Mary's is always expected to...

-  Do their best

 

- Respect our school and the people in it

 

- Use friendly language and tell the truth

 

- Co-operate with others

 

-  Handle emtions appropriately

 

-  Choose safe behaviour

 

-  Be in the right place at the right time

 

St Paul says:-

'...live a life worthy of what God chose you for.' (Ephesians, 4)