Vision Aims and Values

The work of our school is underpinned by our Christian Values, which were agreed by the whole school community. These values are woven through all aspects of school life and are evident in the curriculum, worship and day to day activities of St Mary’s School. At the centre of our Christian Values is love and all of the values are surrounded by a sense of community and a commitment to nurturing. The values are: Love, Tolerance, Hope, Faith, Peace, Respect, Compassion, Friendship and Fellowship.

The school communicates its values well. These ideals underpin school plans and every day practice. Ofsted June 2016.

Our Vision

St Mary’s School – an inspirational learning community where all are valued and able to achieve their potential.

Aims

To ensure that all children reach their potential within a caring Christian community.

To encourage a clear understanding and respect for the values and beliefs of the Christian faith and for those of other cultures and beliefs.

To inspire children to learn, by making the process an enjoyable experience.

To help children become independent, self motivated learners who share responsibility for their own development.

To enable children to make informed and healthy life choices, which will help them to live safely and happily.

To promote the development of enquiring and enterprising minds with the ability to question, reason and argue rationally, while adapting to different situations.

To provide opportunities for children to develop co-operative and collaborative skills, enabling them to enjoy positive relationships with their peers and members of their community.

To ensure that children feel valued as individuals and develop attitudes of tolerance, understanding and respect for others. To promote high standards of achievement in all areas of experience.

To ensure that all children have equal access to an innovative curriculum which is broad and balanced. To use the power of technology to transform learning.

To enable children to become responsible citizens, making informed decisions and understanding the ways that their actions affect the environment.

To help children to gain knowledge and skills which are relevant and applicable to their lives outside the classroom and equip them for their next stage of development.