Mission Statement

You are unique, talented and loved by God

Our Lady & St Thomas Primary school recognises that we are all unique and loved by God.  We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual child in our care and aim to provide a rich and relevant school experience within the context of a Christian Catholic environment,  dedicated to promoting Gospel values.

By communicating these values,  we endeavour to enable our children to achieve their full potential and become literate, numerate and caring adults with life enhancing skills and attitudes.

AIMS

At Our Lady & St Thomas Primary School we aim to provide:

Education and Training (Article 28 and 29 United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child)

  • Guide and support every child in fulfilling their potential
  • Promote high standards and high expectations in all areas of school life
  • Develop high aspirations and motivate children to enjoy learning.
  • Provide children with the skills and enthusiasm for life-long learning
  • Build self-esteem, self confidence and a sense of identity in the world

Protection from Harm and Neglect (Article 19 UNCRC)

  • Keep children safe at all times
  • Provide a safe, stimulating, happy environment
  • Value everyone in our school community and encourage children to voice their opinions and make decisions through discussion and debate.
  • Contribute in developing a sense of what is fair and unfair and develop respect for British Law, cultural differences and diversity.

Physical and Mental Health (Article 24 UNCRC)

  • To encourage healthy lifestyles
  • To keep children mentally and emotionally healthy
  • To help children become caring and responsible
  • To work towards eliminating childhood obesity

Contribute to Society (Articles 12 and 13 UNCRC)

  • Develop councils and groups in school which contribute to the decisions made in school and reflect the democratic process of Britain
  • Be central to the village community
  • Work with local groups whenever possible
  • Understand that there are vulnerable groups in all societies that we can all help and develop communication and co-operation skills.
  • Prepare and educate children about the wider world, beyond the local area
  • Continue to develop partnerships with local, national and international partners

Achieve economic well being (Article 28 UNCRC)

  • Work with the community and local children’s board to improve the community
  • Give pupils the opportunity to raise funds and take responsibility for projects
  • Prepare them for secondary education by developing independence