At St Antonys, we believe that we are all sharing a Faith journey as we grow and develop as part of God's Family. Our aims and values are lived out every day in school - in the classrooms, playgrounds and in all the activities we enjoy.
We believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where each child's unique talents are both celebrated and developed. We aim that our pupils will be successful and enjoy learning. We want them to gain the essential skills that will prepare them to be happy, healthy and confident individuals and responsible citizens for the future.
We aim to create and maintain an environment where our children will flourish growing in their relationship with God. As they grow in relationship with one another they will learn to respect, accept and forgive.
Our children should enjoy their particular stage of development and be prepared for the next stage in their school career. We achieve this by helping our children acquire the knowledge and skills relevant to their lives now and in the future.
In a stimulating, positive environment children will be challenged to achieve their full potential.
At St Antonys Catholic Primary School, we actively promote the fundamental British values of:
Children show knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system through the School Council, House System, History curriculum and Good to be Green Behaviour policy.
Rule of Law
Children are taught the difference between right and wrong through circle time, group and individual conversation, our behaviour policy and strategies.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
Mutual respect is at the heart of our school ethos. Children learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect. At St Antony’s Primary, we reinforce the understanding that we are all equal with different qualities, backgrounds, interests and personalities. We celebrate personal achievements and interests.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
As a Catholic school we believe it is vital that our children and their families understand that tolerance of other faiths comes from a mutual respect and understanding of beliefs Our RE, PSHE and SMSC teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.
The staff and school council have agreed the values we believe we should see in and around our school. These are special qualities we can share as we grow older and everyone in the school adults and children alike should aim to live out these values. To learn about these values we have assemblies, listen to stories, act out our own ideas, use art activities, enjoy circle time and discuss what each of these words mean to us. This year the values are;
Love, Respect, Unity, Thoughtfulness, Patience
Compassion, Peace, Kindness, Happiness
Courtesy, Tolerance, Understanding, Friendship
Forgiveness, Hope, Honesty,Trust, Humility
Independence, Self belief/ self worth
Caring, Courage, Empathy.