School Aims and Ethos
"With God we are strong together; we can achieve together."
- To foster a growth of commitment to the love and service of Christ through the teaching and practices of the Catholic Church.
- To teach the knowledge and skills relevant to the individual needs of all our pupils.
- To develop positive attitudes towards learning so that our pupils may grow in confidence and strive for even greater levels of achievement.
- To provide a stimulating and caring environment where self-discipline, respect for others and good manners are valued and encouraged.
- To educate the whole child supporting the development of happy, confident, caring, responsible future citizens who know themselves and the world in which they live.
- To address the requirements of the National Curriculum by resourcing and creating a wide range of learning opportunities.
- To develop positive links with parents, governors, children, staff and the wider community to enable the school to play a full and active role in the community which it serves.
- To strive for the highest possible standards of behaviour and all-round achievement.
The Catholic Values at St William's Catholic Primary School
All the children at St William's Catholic Primary and Sparklers Nursery are seen as individuals. We are all made in the likeness of God but have our own individual gifts given by God. As a school we recognise that we are all unique and honour and respect our differences.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26-27
The children will gain an understanding of how we are chosen to serve God. They will recognise simple acts of service within our school and the wider community.
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 1 Peter 4-10
The children at our school and nursery are taught the importance of respect. They recognise the differences in gender, race, age and beliefs, and respect that we are all individuals and should be treated in a fair way. They are reminded of the greatest commandment of all time - Love one another as I have loved you - and use this as a basis for the way in which they treat people.
Honor your father and mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 19:19
Forgiveness is a key value that we instill in the children. We discuss the teachings of Jesus and how, if the person is truly sorry, that they should be forgiven. We discuss the words in the Lords prayer that remind us about the importance of forgiveness.
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21-22
Care and Compassion
Caring for each other and the world around us is an important value at our school. The children learn about creation in the Autumn term and recognise how we are stewards of creation and must take care of what we have been given.
Saint William's Catholic Primary School Mission Statement
Alongside our families, parish and community, St William's will work together to ensure that each child will be taught as an individual.
We will help each child to reach their full potential through fun and engaging learning, in a safe, warm and caring environment.
We will teach them to live, love and learn in the way Jesus taught us.