Our Aims

Our aim is to be a vibrant beating heart of our parish and local community working in partnership in order to fulfil our mission everyday.

The aims are written under the following headings:

Faith

Curriculum

Moral

Citizenship

Faith

Aim: To create an environment where the Catholic values can be seen clearly and be experienced felt in all aspects of school life.

To achieve this:

  • All children will take part in the planned Religious Education programme
  • Children will take part in daily prayer, community acts of worship and school masses
  • Prayer corners will be used as a focal point in the classroom
  • Quiet areas will be developed for use by children and staff for individual prayer and reflection
  • Strong links with the Parish

 

Curriculum

Aim: To achieve the highest academic standards possible for every child.

To achieve this, we will:

  • Develop, continually, and deliver a well-balanced curriculum that has rigour and focus and will inspire and energise our children; giving them the skills and confidence to develop into inquisitive, active and independent life-long learners;
  • ensure that in meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum we remain mindful of our wider Catholic mission and priorities;
  • place a big emphasis on enriching learning experiences of our children by supporting teachers so that teaching is at least good;
  • positively promote inclusion when supporting children with special needs in the short or longer term;
  • provide support to families in need; directly or in partnership with other agencies; and
  • engage with a wider network for support which will include our parish, the Sheffield Family of Catholic Schools, other local schools, the Diocese of Hallam and the Local Authority.

 

Moral

Aim: To enable each child to have an embedded and positive sense of self-worth and confidence rooted in service to God and others and respect for self and others

To achieve this, we will:

  • recognise and celebrate all types of achievement and endeavour in school and beyond;
  • ensure that all relationships are based on mutual respect and understanding;
  • expect all adults to be role-models who will serve the spiritual, academic and social needs of our children; and
  • have a code of behaviour rooted in Catholic/Christian values that define boundaries, standards and expectations clearly; offering guidance to everybody.

 

Citizenship

Aim: To foster a spirit of citizenship which will enable the children to understand and respond to the needs of the wider community

To achieve this, we will:

  • continually develop a deeper knowledge, understanding and respect of our own Faith as well as other cultures, beliefs and faiths;
  • take care of our own environment;
  • respond to the needs of the local and global community appropriately;
  • strive to live the Gospel values in our school and wider communities