We work in a trio of partnership between school, home and the parish of Saint Laurence’s. We are committed to upholding and providing the moral teaching, faith, tradition and sacramental life of the Catholic Church. In our daily work, we live by the Gospel Values of Love, Faith, Hope and Charity.
To ensure our aims and values remain relevant and central to the work of our school community, we review them on a five year cycle. They were last reviewed by all stakeholders in November 2018 and we agreed the following All Saints core values:
Working within “Curriculum for Excellence”, we strive to provide the highest quality of learning and teaching. We try to ensure that all our children attain and achieve their full potential and acquire a full range of skills and abilities.
We aim for our pupils to become:
We will aim to provide the highest quality of teaching, providing all with opportunities to develop their talents and achieve their full potential.
We want our children to be ambitious for themselves and their school, local and parish communities.
We want our children to have respect for themselves and others. We aim to foster a positive attitude towards our own Scottish culture and to explore the culture(s) of other countries and faiths.
We will aim to provide opportunities for all our children to be enterprising, resilient and independent. We will develop children’s skills and abilities to be able to work on their own initiative and also as part of a team.
We aim to provide a happy, vibrant, caring environment where everyone in the All Saints school community has an important role to play.
We recognise achievement across our school at weekly assemblies where pupils are rewarded and recognised against the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence as detailed above. In conjunction with this recognition we invite the family and friends of those pupils recognised at assembly to celebrate at our Pupil of the Week Cafe held each Friday in our dining area from 2:30 to 3:15.
Throughout the year we have ‘focus’ assemblies and recognition for specific values and attributes. For example, between October and December we celebrate ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ across our school community.
Pupils are encouraged to recognise the efforts of their peers by recording achievements in a class Pupil of the Week jotter and parents can also support recognition of individuals or groups by contacting our Senior Leadership Team or Class Teacher.