Mission Statement

Live like Jesus and open doors to the world.

Dream it! Believe it! Reach it!

Our School Mission Statement

Aims and Objectives

Live the Gospel values of faith, love, forgiveness and care in our lives. 

  • Placing RE at the core of the curriculum
  • Teach the ‘Come and See’ programme and share daily collective worship
  • Provide a safe welcoming and nurturing school where all are valued and welcomed
  • Promote acts of love and friendship e.g. by sharing, towards one another
  • Celebrate and share success through assemblies, displays and rewards
  • Living out our golden charter acrostics poem  ‘St Andrew’
  • Children involved in planning and leading collective worship and reflection
  • Our Parish Priest’s celebration of and parishioners’ attendance at school masses
  • Joining with other schools for staff mass
  • Supporting local and global charities: food banks, refugees, CAFOD, Blythswood, through fund raising and raising awareness
  • By listening to each other and valuing, respecting and responding to opinions
  • Preparing to receive Sacraments
  • Promoting good role models (school buddies roles, green knights, prefects)
  • Promoting circle of friends
  • Sharing weekly success stories which reflect Gospel Values
  • Listening to School Councillors, prefects, others (circle time)
  • Using manners
  • Promoting positivity by giving rewards, certificates and during circle times
  • Celebrating assemblies (Christmas Easter) and class masses
  • Experiencing life experiences through role play
  • Promoting positive relationships with everyone in school
  • Promoting the understanding of other faiths and cultures (theme weeks, anti- racism, anti-bullying)

 

Challenge and encourage all to become enthusiastic and independent lifelong learners.

  • Providing an exciting, stimulating    curriculum; catering for all learning styles; learning through play EYFS
  • Promoting a variety of extra-curricular activities through clubs and wrap-around care
  • Build commitment and resilience through Junior Achievement Awards and residential visits
  • Making learning enjoyable!
  • Pupils contribute through school council
  • Developing enhanced areas for individuals to research in different subjects independently
  • Better Reading Partners
  • Using current technology in all learning opportunities
  • Recognising every child is made in the image and likeness of God, therefore striving to do personalise learning
  • Valuing each child’s contributions
  • Providing a stimulating and safe learning environment which provides opportunities for all to shine and celebrate success.
  • Enhancing children’s school life by providing educational visits and a residential week
  • Having high expectations for children
  • Providing opportunities and challenge for those children with Special Educational Needs, including More Able
  • Encouraging team work in classes and  clubs
  • Promoting combined learning for school, parents/carers, staff and children through Family Learning opportunities

Work with our community to prepare for our future by following the values and teaching of Jesus.

  • Valuing parents’/carers’ and pupils views and opinions via annual questionnaires and less formal discussions
  • Inviting members of the parish and local community into school to meet pupils
  • Visiting members of the local community
  • Keeping parents/ carers well informed through the school website and  a weekly school newsletter
  • Ensuring parents receive the weekly parish newsletter
  • Working closely with the other schools in our parish
  • Inviting outside agencies such as:  police, fire officers, nurses, dentist, Everton in the Community and road safety officers to participate in our learning
  • Studying other faiths and cultures, including visiting other places of worship
  • Raising money for charity
  • Providing Career Professional Development
  • Instilling global values through: school council, prefects, buddies and green knights
  • Providing opportunities for children to showcase their talents and compete (sports, singing, choral, speech choir)
  • Nurturing a welcoming ethos for all
  • Taking part in local initiatives
  • Involving parents/carers in school through: courses, visits, careers days, assisting, celebrations
  • Collaborating actively with groups in our parish and locality (sacramental preparation, class masses, celebrations, experience Easter at C of E)
  • Making connections on a global scale with our worldwide community (SFX, St Julies, Holy Family, St Marks)