St Mary’s Catholic Primary School is a school we are all very proud of. Our school is a vibrant, positive place that provides a safe and welcoming environment in which to learn. Our children enjoy coming to school, are motivated by their successes and become confident, responsible citizens. Jesus told us to ‘Love one another as I have loved you’, and this reminds us every day to go the extra mile for the pupils within our care. They are secure in the knowledge that our school welcomes their whole family and works with them as a team, with the welfare and education of each child being our focus. They are also secure in the knowledge that each of them has been created by God the Father in His own image; they are loved for who they are and for what they bring to our school community. We are committed to ensuring that our wonderful children, irrelevant of their background, achieve the very best of standards and we accept the responsibility that the quality of our school offer does have a significant impact upon the quality of life outcomes.
As a school we have agreed that to be outstanding, St Mary’s Catholic Primary School needs to absolutely committed to developing and then maintaining:
A high quality teaching offer that is informed by the systematic use of high impact assessment for learning approaches that secure good progress for all
High expectations for ourselves and each other
Clear understanding by everyone of their roles and responsibilities and absolute commitment to carrying them out
A creative, broad and relevant curriculum that motivates and engages pupils and teaching staff
Rich care and value for ourselves and each other rooted in strong Christian values
The school community as a whole is working coherently together with a clear understanding of the school’s agreed mission statement. Development and improvement is continuous and constantly strived for with all staff, governors and parents displaying high expectations and goals.
By publicising our ambitions for the school and also our achievements, we hope to share our expectations and give everyone a clear picture of the work we are doing to make St Mary’s Catholic Primary School an outstanding place of learning. All children deserve nothing less than a good education and we must aim to provide them with the best by making ‘every lesson count’.