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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. Each day we strive to explicitly live out our school’s Catholic ethos and mission, and in partnership with parents, we aim to provide the best possible education for all our children. Everyone is invested in ensuring that our school provides the experience of a living, growing Christian environment for all members of our community, with Christ firmly at the centre of everything we do. We aim to provide your children with the skills necessary for life, guided by Christian values enabling all to grow in faith together.

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.

Mission Statement

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.’

We want all children:

1. To be ready to learn.    

We do this by developing pupils’ characteristics of learning, which are to:

L Listen

E Engage

A  Articulate & Aspire

R Remember

N Nurture

E Effort

R Resilience

2. To be secondary school ready.

To ensure a high-quality education for all of our pupils so that they leave St Joseph’s with the skills and knowledge they need for their future.  The school aims to ensure that all children exit the school with the appropriate life skills required to access the Secondary School Curriculum.  The school strives to provide the children with a strong academic foundation, which will help them achieve well and access the Secondary School Curriculum.  Thus, ensuring all pupils have the necessary skills to attend Further Education.

3. To be Disciples of Christ.

  • As a Catholic School, we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils’ character and moral perspective through the teachings of the Church. We are confident that our continued focus on the Gospel Values will give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good citizen in Britain today and embed the building blocks for a future successful and productive life.

 

At Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, we believe in celebrating the increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds of our community whilst also promoting and holding true to what we recognise to be British values, democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths are taught explicitly through assemblies, PSHE, Citizenship and RE curriculum.

We aim to:

  • develop and sustain the love and practice of our Catholic faith;
  • promote high achievement and learning for all through an enriched, enjoyable curriculum;
  • develop lifelong learning;
  • enable children to acquire the basic knowledge and skills they will need to achieve in the future;
  • help children acquire a set of moral values and an awareness of the importance of being honest and being sensitive to those around them so that they show care, courtesy and consideration for others, treating them as they would wish to be treated themselves;
  • develop the ability to demonstrate the presence of Christ in the community;
  • develop confidence;
  • develop pupils’ talents;
  • promote healthy lifestyles and sports participation;
  • promote caring for the future world;
  • encourage happiness and friendship.

 

We extremely proud of Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and thoroughly enjoy working with the children, parents, staff and governors. Thank you for your interest and we 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