Our Aims and Values
To live and learn in harmony,
caring for each other;
Treating everybody as a sister and a brother;
Reflecting Christ’s actions and His message too,
By striving for excellence in all that we do.
Aims and Values
- To provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment for all children, parents, staff and visitors to the school.
- To offer to all children and staff the experience of working in a Christian community which finds its inspiration in Christ and His gospel, whilst recognising and respecting the freedom of individuals to worship God according to the practices of their own religion.
- To encourage children to become independent learners by building on their curiosity and desire to learn and so develop their skills, concepts and understanding.
- To provide a broad, balanced curriculum which promotes the full academic, personal, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of the individual child.
- To recognise each child’s unique value and giftedness and enable him or her to develop a positive self-image.
- To instil a sense of personal responsibility, self-discipline, respect and care for one another and the environment.
- To enable children to use, learn from and build onto existing knowledge and experience.
- To establish close links between home and school which will benefit the all-round development of the child.
The Ursuline Education CommunityWe follow the guiding principles of the Ursuline Education Community in England.
Students in an Ursuline school are growing to be individuals who are...
- united in harmony, being bound to one another by the bond of love, respecting each other, helping each othe and bearing with each other.
- grateful for their own gifts, for the gifts of others, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, in the service of others.
- openly listening to their experience and to their vocation or calling in life; and being attentive to the choices they make and the effects of those choices.
- loving in their just actions and forgiving words and compassionate towards others, near and far, especially the less fortunate.
- faith-filled in their beliefs and hopeful for the future.
- courageous in their actions and interactions with others and resilient in the face of challenge and change.
- discerning and reflective in their studies and other activities and joyful in their engagement with the world.
- leading others in the pursuit of justice for all.
- conducting their lives, in both words and actions, as witnesses to the truth that is Jesus Christ, acting with integrity, nurturing relationships built on trust.
- SERVIAM: serving in the daily routines of school life home, life at home, life in the local community, life in the wider world.
Ursuline schools help their students grow...
- By encouraging them to be united in harmony in their friendships, classes, year groups, school, local and global communities.
- By encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to their full so that they can be generous in their service of others.
- By promoting the practice of reflective listening and attentive decision making in teaching, prayers and retreats; and through the practice and example of school leaders and staff.
- By being loving and compassionate in the way students are treated, especially when a student is troubled; and by opening students’ eyes to those who suffer poverty, injustice or violence.
- By passing on the living and faith-filled tradition of Jesus Christ; by having unending faith in the students, and by encouraging them in turn, to have faith and hope in others.
- By providing a safe and secure environment in which students can mature as courageous, informed citizens of the world, fully aware of the dignity of the person, and can grow as young adults who are both emotionally and spiritually resilient.
- By continuously developing the distinctive and discerning ethos of an Ursuline school which allows students to cultivate their faith, beliefs and talents; and to be joyful in their outlook and appreciative of the world in all its wonders.
- By providing opportunities for leading in the spirit of Jesus Christ “the servant king”, and by keeping justice at the centre of both the spiritual and academic curriculum.
- By acting with truth and integrity in their relationships with their students, modelling the Ursuline tradition of reconciliation and peace.
- By creating a high trust culture, enabling both staff and students to flourish and to share wisdom without fear of criticism or rebuke. In sharing wisdom, we are living SERVIAM.