VISION seeks to answer the question: Where are we going?
When establishing our vision, staff were encouraged to think about their personal vision for the school and then in groups 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?
Staff were encouraged to think of the characteristics and behaviours of an animal that would reflect what we want from our pupils. They then composed a prayer/poem and logo which could form our vision. These were shared with pupils, parents, governors and the Friars. The following vision was agreed upon:
Storing up knowledge for the future with,
Qualities eagerly developed amongst each child
Uniqueness is celebrated, understanding fostered, creating
Inquisitive, independent, individuals who are
Retrieving knowledge through
Effort and enthusiasm
Learning to love just like our Lord Jesus Christ
Brentwood Diocesan Education Service Statement of Commitment: Racism in Catholic Schools
There is no place for racism in our Church and education community.
The Diocese of Brentwood is actively working with pupils, teachers, parents, governors and service providers, through the Brentwood Diocesan Education Service, to promote inclusion and a culture of respect.
We believe that every person is created in the image and likeness of God and we uphold fairness and justice for all people.
The Diocese of Brentwood is committed to:
• ensuring that no pupil leaves any of our schools without knowing and understanding that all human life is sacred and that, racism can never be justified in any circumstances
• ensuring that our schools celebrate the richness of racial diversity in our day to day lives and throughout the world
• providing regular opportunities for pupils, teachers and others to share their stories and be heard
• ensuring that no pupil in our schools is subject to prejudice or discrimination or experiences bias based on their social, cultural or ethnic heritage
• regularly reviewing and developing the curriculum in our schools so that it presents and explores society, culture, literature and history accurately and fairly
• actively encouraging the creation of diverse staff and governance teams that reflect our school communities and ensures that black, Asian and minority ethnic team members have equal opportunities to all posts/roles
• collating, reviewing, monitoring and evaluating school-level data in a way that enables us to address any concerns relating to discrimination and to identify exemplary practice, reporting these annually to the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)
• setting up of a working group to help us find the best ways to deliver on these commitments.
“Supporting Catholic schools to provide excellent education where pupils flourish, and Christ is made known to all.”