As a Catholic school, St Patrick’s RC Primary School promotes values that are both Catholic and British. By our words and actions, we live out the ‘British values’ listed by the government. However, we do much more than that, seeking to base all that we do on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We provide a Catholic curriculum, which is broad and balanced, recognising that every pupil is unique and is created in the image of God (Gen 1:27). Catholic Religious Education is the “core of the core curriculum” (Pope St John Paul II) and the foundation of the entire educational process.
Our school’s Mission Statement commits us to the education of the whole child (spiritual, physical, intellectual, moral, social, cultural, emotional) and at St Patrick’s we endeavour to provide strong pastoral support for our pupils and families. Furthermore, we strive to raise pupils’ self-esteem, help them to grow in knowledge and understanding, recognise the value of all persons and develop positive, caring and sensitive attitudes. We enable our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of a diverse multicultural society. We encourage our pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community. In so doing we help develop their sense of self-worth. We teach them how society is organised and governed, ensuring that they experience the process of democracy within school, learning about rights and responsibilities. We want St Patrick’s pupils to gain in confidence and to develop aspirations for their futures, so that they are well-prepared for their transition to high school – and ready to move forward with positive experiences in their journeys through life.
By living our faith, we uphold the British Values of; Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of Different Faiths in the following ways: