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Our Lady of the Visitation

Catholic Primary School

    School Information

    School Information

    Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School looks to a loving God, through the life, death and resurrection of Christ, for the basis of its existence.

    Core Purpose:

    We Learn, Love and Grow through Christ.

    Aims for Pupils:

    Our Lady of the Visitation Catholic Primary School promotes high achievement and an enjoyment in learning for life so that children will:

    • implement the Gospel message of justice, tolerance, forgiveness and understanding in all aspects of their schooling
    • have the knowledge and skills to extend themselves in mind, body and spirit
    • be able to respect religious views, moral values, disabilities other ethnic backgrounds and ways of life
    • feel safe and secure
    • display a positive attitude towards their learning, finding in it both satisfaction and a sense of achievement
    • have high self esteem, respecting themselves, others and the environment
    • be highly motivated lifelong learners who always strive to achieve their full potential
    • work both independently and collaboratively, having an understanding of themselves as learners
    • have the confidence to explore new challenges, to take appropriate risks in their learning and to learn from mistakes
    • recognise the value and importance that modern technology brings to their own learning
    • innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning
    • a varied, relevant and appropriate range of learning resources
    • an enriching programme of extra-curricular activities and educational visits
    • learning partnerships between school, home, parish and the community

    Mission for the School:

    We believe each pupil will succeed through experiencing quality in:

    • a range of opportunities that affirm the teachings of the Gospels, whilst also appreciating, respecting and valuing other faiths
    • a range of opportunities which foster an understanding and appreciation of the similarities and differences related to culture, gender, social background and disability
    • a curriculum of breadth, depth, balance, relevance and challenge that meets the needs of all pupils including those with Special Educational Needs
    • a curriculum that fosters each child's intellectual, physical, aesthetic, spiritual, emotional, moral and social development
    • an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed

    We demonstrate our commitment to working as a thinking school in a learning community by:

    • valuing and developing each child's spirituality and knowledge of their faith
    • affirming the teaching of the Gospels
    • developing the concept of prayer as a means of communicating with God
    • recognising, affirming and developing each individual's gifts by valuing the uniqueness of each member of the school community
    • valuing each person for who they are and for what they achieve
    • helping each child to learn how to learn
    • helping each child to pose and answer questions
    • ensuring that teaching and learning is part of an evaluative process
    • striving for continuous improvement in all that we do
    • working collaboratively towards agreed common goals
    • managing all aspects of provision through open and effective communication
    • fostering an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement so that all staff achieve their potential
    • co-operating closely with parents and Parish in an atmosphere of care, trust and respect