“We aim for St Elizabeth’s Catholic Primary School to be one
……which will constantly strive for excellence.
……where all staff and Governors have shared values and a common purpose
……in which pupils and parents will have confidence and pride,
……which at all times will be conducted in accordance with the teachings of Our Lord Jesus
Christ and the doctrines of the Catholic Church.”
This vision statement is aspirational and focuses on the ‘preferred future’ for the school. It
will drive the work of governors and staff in order to realise the vision and turn it into reality
in the day-to-day life of the school.
In order to improve and sustain improvement at a fast-enough pace and sustain improvement, St Elizabeth’s school community needs to work together to create a robust learning culture which will improve and strengthen the school in line with our Catholic ethos.
The word ‘ethos’ comes from a Greek word for custom or habit; the ethos of the school can be defined as:
“a way of living, behaving and doing things by people, who though diverse, follow common values and are linked by a shared vision of life.”
The mission of a Catholic school is based on the belief that every child is a unique personcreated in the image and likeness of God, with a God-given potential for growth and an eternal destiny in heaven. As adults in a Catholic school community we have a special vocation to make sure that all children receive the very best educational experience in order to grow in love and knowledge of God, their neighbour, themselves and the created world. Anything less is not an option in a school community that calls itself ‘Catholic’. Therefore, as a school we need to work together to embed and sustain this kind of ethos and culture.