Aims and Values
A Catholic learning community that aspires to excel, celebrates achievement and values the uniqueness of everyone.
"Each one of you is a child of God"
All Saints is educating for Unity, Responsibility, Courage, Wisdom and Generosity.
Our Aims and Objectives
Through a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ we:
Aspire to excel
We do this by:
Being ambitious for high standards for pupils, staff and parents.
Providing pupils with an all – round education which seeks to develop every aspect of the individual, social, spiritual, emotional, moral, intellectual and physical.
Engaging pupils in a curriculum which is tailored to their needs whilst offering challenging, life-enhancing experiences.
Enabling pupils to learn at a deep level, engaging in critical enquiry, reasoning and reflection.
Explicitly teaching and living Gospel values, focusing in particular on Responsibility, Wisdom, Courage, Unity and Generosity.
Ensuring staff are reflective of their practice, open to new ideas, valued, supported and developed to the best they can be.
Ensuring that parents understand their role and responsibility in their children’s education and development.
Not shying away from difficult conversations with parents or staff in order to ensure the right of every child to succeed.
Raising children’s aspirations for themselves, nurturing confidence, motivation and determination.
Supporting parents to have the highest aspirations for their children through an effective home-school partnership.
We do this by:
Valuing effort as well as achievement.
Attaching equal importance to emotional, social, moral and spiritual growth as to academic progress.
Ensuring that individual needs of pupils are understood and catered for, progress accurately measured and achievement acknowledged.
Fostering a climate of high expectations, low stress, where pupils are encouraged to take risks, challenge themselves and are increasingly autonomous, resilient learners.
Through weekly praise assemblies, praise postcards, golden table, along with verbal praise and encouragement, promoting a culture in which children want to achieve and are able to value the achievement of others.
Celebrating and sharing the efforts of all pupils through thoughtful displays of their work.
Taking account of pupils’ views in curriculum evaluation and planning and in assessment, behaviour and inclusion policy-making.
Carefully tracking the progress and attainment of pupils individually and as groups, ensuring that those at risk of underachieving are identified and supported as early as possible.
Providing pupils with a range of opportunities to take on responsibility, suggest and lead on new initiatives – as Breakfast Buddies, Mini Vinnies, Play Leaders, Lunchtime Helpers and School Council.
We do this by:
- Acknowledging and affirming the dignity of each individual as made in the image and likeness of God.
- Through RSE/PSHE, supporting pupils to develop the foundations for healthy relationships, aware of their own self-worth and equipped to make informed, moral choices.
- Ensuring that the safeguarding of every pupil is a responsibility shared amongst every member of staff.
- Creating a school which is a home from home for every pupil, where each can be who they are, at ease with themselves.
- Recognising parents as the first educators of their children.
- Appointing staff with the skills/experience and personal qualities to ensure outstanding pastoral and academic support.
- Fostering a culture that is inclusive for all, irrespective of home circumstances, ability, race, gender, culture or religious belief.
- Planning and delivering a curriculum which embraces difference and diversity and which challenges discrimination of any form.
- Providing a rich tapestry of experiences through the arts, sport and music, clubs, visitors and trips, which encourages participation and enables each child to discover his/her gifts and talents.
- Ensuring robust policies on behaviour, bullying and discrimination are clearly communication to all and applied consistently and fairly.
- Supporting pupils to develop as thoughtful citizens with excellent manners, appreciative of the world around them and conscious of their role in looking after the planet.
- Developing pupils’ empathy for and understanding of those in need locally, nationally and around the world.