Mission and Values
Our Mission Statement
We live, love and learn together joyfully, in Jesus' name
At St Jude’s Catholic Primary School we recognise the importance of our faith; that Jesus is present in us all and, because we are made in the image of God, we live, love and learn together.
We place emphasis on every child developing their gifts and talents to their fullest potential by enabling their learning in every aspect of school life.
Guided by the teachings of the Church and with our families, friends and parish, we pray, learn, celebrate and love each other by using the gifts we have been given by God the Father, Son and Spirit.
School Aims based on our Mission
To develop the children’s understanding and living of the Catholic faith so that they can recognise that God is at the centre of everything and experience God’s love for them through prayer and in all different situations in their lives.
Provide the highest standards of accommodation possible (stimulating, safe and tidy) in order to create a learning environment that reflects the Church’s teaching regarding the dignity of the human person.
Ensure that the resources available for use are of good quality and are deployed to support the learning of each child.
We are committed to developing a community where pupils, staff, parents, governors and parish work together to live out our Mission and put into practice the aims of our school.
We support our parents with their role as the first educators and carers of their children.
To encourage the children’s participation in their own development by recognising their views and wishes through consultation.
To enable them to become socially confident and independent, developing a feeling of personal self worth, with respect for self and others.
Be aware of everybody’s efforts on behalf of the school and appreciate them.
Share and celebrate individual and group achievements.
We help to prepare our pupils for life in the wider community.
To enable each child to achieve the highest possible standard of work and behaviour in relation to their age, ability and prior attainment.
To provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced that fulfills the National Curriculum requirements and Diocesan RE guidelines.
To appreciate that the staff is the school’s most important resource in meeting the needs of children.
To provide a suitable blend of staff in terms of quantity, experience and expertise.
To enable the staff to carry out their duties and responsibilities.
To provide for the Professional Development of all staff in meeting the needs of the individual and the school.
To plan realistically and use the school’s resources efficiently to ensure good value for money from the available funds.
To ensure that financial decisions are driven by Teaching and Learning whenever possible.
Jesus is the Light of the World, and our Mission reflects this
From November 2014, all schools are required to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The document below explains how we promote these values at St. Jude’s: