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St Antony's

Catholic Primary School

God is at the heart of our school

Visions and Values

Our Vision describes how we are going to achieve our over-arching purpose in the next 3 years. VISION seeks to answer the question: Where are we going?

 

Staff were encouraged to think about the characteristics and attributes that we would like our Year 6 pupils to have when they leave. Staff were asked the following question:

 

If our school were an animal, which would it be and why?

 

They then attributed the characteristics and behaviours to an animal.

 

The following Vision statement was agreed by all stakeholders in October 2018. 

 

Squirrel 

 

Storing up knowledge for the future with,

Qualities eagerly developed amongst each child

Uniqueness is celebrated, understanding fostered, creating

Inquisitive, independent, individuals who are

Remembering, retaining

Retrieving knowledge through

Effort and enthusiasm

Learning to love just like our Lord Jesus Christ

 

Our Values express the distinctively Christian ways in which we go about things in thought, word and deed. VALUES seek to answer the question: How do we do things around here? What do we Value? The following values have been agreed by staff and pupils and are known as our ‘Be Attitudes’:

 

  1. Be Responsible
  2. Be Organised
  3. Be Disciplined
  4. Be Considerate
  5. Be Understanding
  6. Be Humble
  7. Be Healthy
  8. Be the change you want to see

 

These values are embedded into daily life at St Antony’s by all members of the community.

Our Aims

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.

British Values

 

At St Antonys Catholic Primary School, we actively promote the fundamental British values of:

Democracy

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.

Individual Liberty

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

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.

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