Aims of St Patrick’s Primary
The aim of Catholic education is to educate a child for life, developing the talents of the young person in the fullest possible way thereby transforming their life for the better. Our staff are experienced and professional and are committed to providing a safe, caring, supportive, quality learning environment which stimulates and motivates all pupils.
In St Patrick’s Primary school we are engaged in the pursuit of excellence. Our main aim is to provide a Catholic school education of high quality that will:-
- Enable our children to become successful, lifelong learners through a challenging, relevant and enjoyable curriculum where pupils staff and parents work in partnership to ensure achievement and attainment for all through high quality learning and teaching experiences.
- Develop confident individuals who can communicate clearly and share ideas while acknowledging and respecting the views and opinions of others. Article 12 – Every child has the right to express their views in all matters affecting them.
- Encourage children to be effective contributors who are actively involved in their own community and the wider community and where the Gospel values of equality, fairness, respect and inclusion are evident in all that they do. Article 29 – Education must encourage the child’s respect from human rights.
- Create a culture of responsible citizenship where our children take ownership of their behaviour and attitudes and make good choices allowing them to develop healthy, active and positive lifestyles.
- To promote an ethos of support and effective, respectful communication with staff, pupils and parents.
We will use the indicators below to ensure we are ‘Getting it Right for Every Child’:
All staff in St. Patrick’s Primary share the vision of preparing our pupils for life-long learning within a caring, supportive and respectful community which is inclusive and reflects the Gospel values. Article 14 – Every child has the right to believe and practise their religion.
This shared vision is supported by a number of strategies including the following:
- Ensuring breadth and balance across the curriculum
- Raising attainment through self-evaluation and improvement
- Providing a quality learning environment which stimulates and motivates pupils
- Supporting pupils by providing personal and social development and active health
- Promoting the Gospel values such as love, compassion, truth, integrity and wisdom and seeking to build a community where all members are held in high regards and their dignity, worth and individuality are respected
- Effective deployment of staff and resources as well as close “partnership working2 between home, school, parish and local community.
- Ensuring the development of excellence by fostering high quality leadership at all levels.
Through a continued culture and ethos of high achievement and attainment our children will be encouraged to aim high and be the best they can be.