We are a Catholic School and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. We promote these values by our words and deeds, and Catholic doctrine and practice therefore permeates every aspect of the school's activity.
We provide a Catholic curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Our curriculum is designed to enable every pupil to discern their vocation and to be well-equipped to follow it as active citizens in service to the world. Catholic Religious Education is the "core of the core curriculum" (Pope St John Paul II) and the foundations of the entire educational process. We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities and strong pastoral support. We incorporate democratic principles, value and the rule of law, support individual liberty and foster a community in which different faiths and beliefs are respected.
The government has set out its definition of British Values as:
the rule of law
tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Every school must promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
At Our Lady's we do this by:
Elected School Council
New Learning Council
THE RULE OF LAW
Children participate in agreeing and writing the class contract
We live by the Mission Statement
Our marking policy is clear and understood by everyone
We welcome each other with all our differences.
Our new learning logs offer children the chance to be individual and creative.
Range of after school activities for children to chose from.
New Learning Council which seeks the views on learning and enjoyment in the school.
Our Mission Statement is the foundation of everything we do.
Clear guidance on good behaviour throughout the school.
Positive praise is given in whole assemblies for a range of achievements.
Children are encouraged to look after their own and others' possessions.
During Euro 2016 each class supported a different nation in the tournament.
TOLERANCE OF DIFFERENT FAITH & BELIEFS
Through the New Testament we teach our children to show love, care respect and tolerance to all people of all faiths just like Jesus did. We celebrate other faiths and through the curriculum teach our children about other cultures.