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Our Mission

Mission Statement

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 knowedge 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 sense of achievement
  • have high self esteem, respecting themselves, others and the environment
  • be highly motivaed lifelong learnerswho 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

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 opportunites 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
  • a welcoming, stimulating and healthy learning environment that caters for the variety of learning styles
  • 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

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 to 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 a ethos of support, challenge and encouragement so that all staff achieve their potential