Welcome to Saint Cuthbert's RC Primary School.

 

A message from our Head Teacher

Mrs J. Ward

 

I feel very blessed to be the Head Teacher of such a wonderful school, full of happy, well-behaved children who are a pleasure to teach and a delight to work with.   

All of the staff at our school work very hard to make lessons engaging and to help each child learn in every lesson. As a result, our pupils are keen to learn and they feel proud of their success in all areas of the curriculum. St. Cuthbert’s is no ordinary school. We do our utmost to make every child and adult feel that they are an important part of our school and special in the sight of God. Our staff create exciting lessons and we offer many extra curricular activities. Most importantly, we have fun teaching and learning.    

 

It is all the many little things that add together to make our school feel so good – the welcome from staff and pupils, the cheerfulness of everyone here, the encouragement we give and get, the enormous interest shown in every opportunity offered. Why not visit us for real and find out what we mean? 

 

If you require any further information, please contact the school – or better still, visit us. 

 

Mrs J. Ward 

Head Teacher 

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Our Mission Statement

 

EDUCATE;     CREATE;     WITNESS:     

CHRIST AT THE CENTRE.

 

We strongly believe that children leaving our school must be well equipped for the future. We aim to honour and maintain the vision and ideals of the founders of our school, who, inspired by their love of Christ, established in the community a centre of learning based upon the teachings of Christ. We aim to educate each other, create community and witness to Christian values.      

 

Every Child Matters

Every Adult Matters

Everyone Matters

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TEACHING BRITISH VALUES

 

Promoting British Values at St. Cuthbert’s R.C. Primary School

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”

The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated this year (2014). At St. Cuthbert’s  these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy

Each year the children decide upon their class rules. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the rules. We have a school council which meets regularly with the Head Teacher to discuss issues raised in class council meetings. The council has its own budget and is genuinely able to effect change within the school. Every child on the student council is voted in by their class.

Children have an annual questionnaire where they are able to put forward their views about the school. 

The Rule of Law

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at St. Cuthbert’s. Pupils are taught from an early age the rules of the school.

Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service help reinforce this message.

Individual Liberty

At St. Cuthbert’s, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our eSafety and PSHE lessons. They also understand that with rights come responsibilities.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

At St. Cuthbert’s we actively promote diversity through our celebrations of different faiths and cultures. Religious Education lessons and PSHE lessons reinforce messages of tolerance and respect for others. The children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths. As a school we work closely with families from different faiths in order to ensure that all children are included.

 

 

 

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15th-19th January 2018

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