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Aims & Catholic Ethos

Executive Headteacher’s  and Head of School Welcome

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School is a thriving community of enthusiastic children, dedicated and passionate staff and a committed and supportive Governing body. At Sacred Heart we pride ourselves on our welcoming Christian ethos, founded on the teachings of Jesus. We aim through our curriculum, our policies and procedures, and through our day to day witness, to uphold the greatest of Christ’s commandments:

‘‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is to ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’   (Matthew 22:37-39)

Sacred Heart is a friendly and welcoming school, and we provide a happy and safe environment where all children are supported and encouraged to be the best that they can be. Every child is unique and their individual talents are nurtured and developed through a highly engaging curriculum. Extra-curricular opportunities and learning beyond the classroom enables our children to become confident, independent learners who enjoy taking on responsibility. We have high expectations both in terms of behaviour and academic achievement and foster a belief in all children that they can succeed.

A number of values and principles guide our actions in school.

First and foremost are the values that are at the heart of the Gospels:

  • Love and solidarity
  • Faithfulness and Integrity
  • Dignity and Compassion
  • Humility and Gentleness
  • Truth and Justice
  • Forgiveness and Mercy
  • Purity and Holiness
  • Tolerance and Peace
  • Service and Sacrifice

 These are also supportive of the values of the modern British Society in which we live:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

All of our values are reflected in our school ‘Mission Statement’ which best sums up the ethos of our school:

Learning and loving with Christ as our teacher.’

I am extremely proud to be the Executive Headteacher at Sacred Heart and thoroughly enjoy working with the children, parents, staff and governors. Thank you for your interest and I hope that you find our website informative and it provides you with a flavour of what Sacred Heart has to offer. If you would like to visit the school, we would be delighted to show you around and look forward to welcoming you.

Mrs Payne & Mrs Smith