Our Mission and Mission into Practice
The Federation of St. Edmund’s & St. Patrick’s
We come to a Roman Catholic School and so believe that Jesus was born, died and rose again for everyone. We aim to help, encourage and show God’s way to our families, making sure that our Catholic traditions and faith are kept alive. Each year at school, we learn a little bit more about our faith so that we can all grow to love God and each other more.
MISSION INTO PRACTICE
To help focus our minds on how to achieve our Mission Statement, we have separated it into three different areas; Family, Faith and Relationships.
We aim to support and guide our families
- We invite all who come through our doors to experience the warmth and love of God.
- We invite family members to participate in acts of collective worship, recognising the importance of their help throughout our Journey in Faith.
- We welcome children and families of all faiths. We celebrate and embrace our differences.
- We help our families through organisations such as Caritas, Fareshare, Wood Street Mission and other health & social care services. We know who we can turn to when we need help and guidance.
- We provide opportunities for our parents to get involved in our learning via our online learning platform, Class Dojo, reading activities and homework. We look forward to welcoming parents back to get involved in classroom activities.
- We support our local community as well those who are less fortunate in other countries via our charity work with CAFOD & St. Joseph’s Penny collections.
- Through our SMSC curriculum, ‘Caritas in Action’, we learn to be ‘Ambassadors for Change’.
- We offer an holistic approach for children and help them engage with early nurturing experiences. This gives them the social and emotional skills to do well at school and with peers, develop their resilience and their capacity to deal more confidently with the trials and tribulations of life, for life.
- We help them know & value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
- Our older pupils (GIFT team & Prefects) are role models to our younger children, helping them to follow the Gospel Values.
- Our Junior Leadership Team (JLT) help to improve our school by reviewing & evaluating our policies. They help other children to understand how to stay safe and well.
We aim to keep our Catholic traditions and faith alive
- When we celebrate the Sacraments we are supported by the teachers, our catechists, family, clergy, the Presentation Sisters and parish.
- We celebrate Mass regularly. We mark special occasions in the Liturgical year such as feast days.
- On a Friday we abstain from eating meat to show reverence to Our Lord.
- We create and reflect upon prayer, participating in the liturgy, celebrating and learning through assemblies, Masses and Prayer and Worship.
- We provide quiet and reflective environments for children to participate in prayer.
- We are proud of our faith, our school and where we come from.
We aim to grow in knowledge, love of God and each other
- We have mutual respect for each other and appreciate the contribution each individual makes to the life of our class & school.
- We learn about other faiths, cultures and traditions in our curriculum. We celebrate and embrace our differences.
- Our learning is enhanced by the effective planning and preparation of the curriculum which values our contribution and achievements.
- When we respond to our teachers’ feedback, we reflect upon and evaluate our work so that we can extend our understanding.
- We celebrate our achievements in our weekly assemblies & spread this good news to everyone in our school community.
- We are rewarded with house points when we put our Gospel Values into practice.
- Through our Gospel Values, we try our best to forgive, forget and move on.
- By understanding the British Rule of Law, we establish a high standard of morals, underpinned by our Gospel Values.
- Calm, considerate & concentrated atmospheres are created because we have positive relationships with everyone in our school.
Reviewed & approved by children, staff & governors in September 2021