We believe that every pupil at St John XXIII Catholic Primary School can achieve high standards in a happy, calm, welcoming and safe environment. Good communication between staff, children, parents and Governors will enable effective conditions for learning and high expectations for every pupil in the school that values pupils’ spiritual and physical health and nurtures self –esteem.
Children will be listened to and heard. Teachers will use assessment and feedback to maximise individual learning. Staff will be highly professional and aim to be outstanding practitioners. They will have time and opportunity to improve their practice.
Our curriculum will be innovative, stimulating and resourced. It will fit our children’s needs and be supported by visits and visitors to develop pupils into lifelong learners.
The school building will be kept in excellent repair to allow pupils to learn effectively.
Children will have the opportunity to access extra-curricular activities and the chance to take on additional responsibilities.
In partnership with our parish we will teach our pupils to respect and help each other, embracing differences and to follow principles of Catholic social teaching so that they recognise that people are more important than things and that we must support the poor and the vulnerable in our society. We will have clear and consistent expectations of behaviour based on strong moral values centred on our faith and a zero tolerance to bullying.
We celebrate our achievements and are proud of our successes.
We live out our daily life using the guide of our patron saint, St John XXIII. He continues to be a guide and inspiration for us and his words reflect the great hopes that we have for all the children who pass through the doors of our exceptional school.
‘Consult not your fears, but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in, but in what it is still possible to do.’