Ethos, Mission and Values
Our School Mission Statement
Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you.”
The importance of these words leads everything that we do at Our Lady's. We support all of our school family with love and compassion.
These special words are quickly learnt by all the children who attend Our Lady's Catholic Primary School and this care is extended to parents as much as the children. We know that children thrive best with love and care in their world, and we aim to provide a happy, secure and caring environment for every child in our care.
Our School Values
Our Values are founded upon the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a collection of nine key attributes which when followed can ensure that students not only become better versions of themselves in God’s image, they can also positively influence the lives of others. According to the Epistle to the Galatians 5:22-23: "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such there is no law.” These create the foundation for spiritual reflection throughout the year and will continue to be threaded throughout each child’s journey through our school. Those continuous threads intertwine to help shape our children’s spiritual, moral and social compass that will lead them successfully through life.
Autumn: Love, Joy, Peace
Spring: Patience, Kindness, Goodness
Summer: Faithfulness, Gentleness and Self-control
Our School Aims
- To develop children’s joy and understanding of the Catholic faith enriching their lives with an understanding of the way Jesus demonstrated to us how to live our lives.
- To offer a broad and balanced curriculum as we strive to prepare our children for life in modern Britain.
- To provide a happy, secure and caring environment enabling high-quality education to flourish.
- To build in our children high self-esteem and a strong sense of well-being within a loving atmosphere, developing spiritually and emotionally in partnership with the home, parish and local community.
- To provide equal access to the curriculum sharing opportunities to explore, experiment and learn.
Blue Butterfly – please remind your child if they have a problem, no matter how small, it is important to tell an adult in school straight away. We sometimes get butterflies in our tummy if something makes us worried, so tell an adult and we will try and help. Miss Gribble, Miss Bedford, Mrs Steventon and Mrs Connor are the Designated Safeguarding Team.