School Vision and Aims

Mission Statement

Inspiring and Empowering People

Vision and Aims

At our school we will provide an inspiring, supportive and aspirational environment built on Christian values. We will ensure that all children have an equal chance to become happy, responsible, highly skilled individuals who can contribute positively to and shape the world they live in.

We will achieve this through securing:

· Christian values and principles, embedding them in all aspects of school life.

· Inspirational and forward-thinking leadership that empowers all stakeholders to be part of a learning culture and are committed to the pursuit of excellence and achieving the vision for the school.

· Strong and effective partnerships with parents, the wider community and beyond.

· Highly effective, creative teaching which motivates and inspires all children and supports them in achieving their best.

· An engaging, innovative curriculum which challenges all children is responsive to their needs and talents and actively encourages learning outside of the classroom.

· A positive learning culture, that is safe, exciting and challenging for all.

Learning for Life

Learning for the fullness of life

We believe life is precious and to be cherished and that each individual has something unique to offer. We aim to help children understand the potential power of their own life. We also want them to appreciate the beauty of God's creation and the richness and diversity of the world. Pupils will be encouraged to be mindful and delight in their own and other peoples' gifts and talents. Activities that inspire a respect for God and develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness are an integral part of our school curriculum.

Learning for Life

We promote a learning culture for all at St. Michael’s; empowering our pupils and staff to grow in knowledge and understanding. We will provide high quality professional training to our staff and use the latest research to drive our work. Our children will be given many opportunities to develop resilience, independence and self-awareness; to ask questions, learn from their mistakes and take risks, as part of an engaging, creative curriculum.

Learning to be an effective global citizen

We seek to promote confident, active members of the school, local, national and global communities; people who are passionate about making a positive difference to themselves and others and show an informed and respectful attitude to different world views. We want our children to experience democracy, respect and mutual understanding here at school, so that they become responsible, caring citizens who celebrate diversity in the community and value others whatever their faith, background or culture.

Learning for the future

We seek to develop skills not simply to regurgitate knowledge. We want our children to develop into adults who are able to work collaboratively and creatively to solve problems. Our school culture will systematically build habits and attributes that enable our children to face difficulty and uncertainty calmly and confidently. Our curriculum is designed to encourage skills of enquiry, debate, reflection and qualities of resilience, adaptability and perseverance. Children will have opportunities to learn to be digitally literate, financially aware and be able to keep themselves safe.