School Values and Ethos

At St Mary’s we know that ‘With God All Things are Possible’ (Matthew 19:26). Everything we do is underpinned by our core Christian values which are at the heart of daily ‘learning and caring for each other’ in all aspects of our school life.

Creativity * Perseverance * Love * Respect * Forgiveness

Our School Mission Statement:

St. Mary’s is a warm, happy, welcoming Church of England Primary School where children feel safe and everyone is valued, respected as an individual and encouraged to achieve their full potential. Learning and caring for each other.

Our school aims to:

*promote Christian values and teach the children to have respect for and an understanding of other faiths and cultures.

*affirm, nurture, develop and challenge all children on their spiritual journey.

*encourage the children to enjoy their learning and develop lively enquiring minds.

*encourage pupils to think creatively, question, communicate effectively and apply themselves successfully to tasks.

*provide a broad, balanced curriculum which will enable pupils to acquire the knowledge and skills relevant for the ever changing world in which they live.

*to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing so that pupils can express themselves creatively and imaginatively and can communicate with others effectively.

*to help children to apply mathematical skills and knowledge appropriately and effectively so that they can reason logically, solve problems and think in abstract ways.

*to provide all pupils with opportunities to respond to the world through creative experiences.

*to have the highest expectations of the children and also help them set challenging targets for themselves.

*to develop self-esteem so that children value and care for each other, recognising and celebrating individuality.

*to promote a healthy lifestyle through healthy eating choices and exercise

*to nurture our partnership with the parish of St. Mary’s and the Diocese of Manchester.

Learning and caring for each other.