VISION, Mission, Values & Ethos

At St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School, we serve the our local & parish community by providing a happy, secure and caring environment where all are valued and respected. We believe that every child (and adult) is unique and recognise the diversity and range of contributions that each can make to the mission of the school.

Through a broad and balanced curriculum, we aim to provide for all aspects of a child’s growth:

  • spiritually
  • emotionally
  • physically
  • socially

In all that we do, we strive to provide a high quality education within a creative,  stimulating, encouraging and mutually supportive environment. By doing so, children are enabled to develop the skills they require for life.

At St Brigid’s, we take pride in developing outstanding teaching and learning by holding the highest expectations of all our pupils and knowing the children well. Despite the challenges they face, we will challenge all children to strive for academic, creative, sporting and personal accomplishment within a broad, vibrant and enriched curriculum. Our students are given time to explore subjects and develop deep understanding. We celebrate perseverance, resilience and risk taking, ensuring children welcome challenge and are not frightened to make mistakes. We encourage children to take ownership of and responsibility for their learning, so they have the confidence and curiosity to ask questions, solve problems and respond to quality feedback. Children are praised for hard work, determination and having a positive attitude.

In order to create an inclusive school where everyone can flourish, whatever their background, we promote an ethos of respect and empathy, where diversity is valued and celebrated – both within school and the wider world. Safeguarding and welfare is extremely important and pupils are taught the virtues of kindness, appreciation and what it means to be courageous. Special care is taken to educate everyone in the St Brigid’s community about the needs of others and how best to meet them. We foster open and honest communication with parents, carers and specialists and actively seek to engage with all members of our community in a positive and supportive manner.

High quality teaching is a key priority at St Brigid’s and the relationship between staff and children underpins inspirational, supportive and effective teaching and learning. Staff are actively involved in identifying their support and training needs. We ensure that there is a wide range of quality training available and that staff are able to learn from each other and share good practice.

It is our aim for all children to leave St Brigid’s as independent learners with self-belief and an abiding respect for others. We aim to instil a lifelong love for learning and a strong grounding for future success.

 

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Trusting in God – we love, believe & achieve