“The Social, Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Development of pupils is important to us. Our policies, procedures and daily teaching are underpinned by these values as is rooted in the teaching of Christ, these Gospel values should constitute the targets and outcomes of the educational enterprise in every Catholic school, as they do here at St Michael’s.”
Our Core Values
St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Community follows Jesus by living, loving, learning and working together. We value diversity, equality and aspiration – with Christ at the Centre. Staff and children in our school embrace gospel values working together to build our school community.
- Aspire and Courage:
Personal drive and passion inspiring all.
- Creativity and Democracy:
Innovative approaches used to enhance learning and real opportunities for pupil voice.
- Friendship and Nurturing:
High expectations for all in learning and behaviour.
- Integrity and Honesty:
Decisions and actions based on Christian values – ‘Doing the right thing’.
- Joy and Happiness:
Celebrating the gifts, skills and talents of all in our school community.
- Peace and Forgiveness:
Always being willing to say sorry and rebuild a broken relationship.
- Tolerance and Respect:
Relationships based on equality, trust and sincerity.
- Give yourself a new learning challenge every day.
- Try as hard as you can.
- Embrace the school’s annual “Aspire and Achieve” week.
- Make friends with your enemies no matter how difficult it may seen.
- Believe in yourself and raise your game.
- Encourage others.
- Stick at things.
- Remember God made the whole world the way he wanted it – including you.
- Challenge yourself to do better.
- Be in school every day to achieve your goals.
- Always work hard, however difficult it may seen.
- Reach for the stars.
- Be brave – take a risk with your learning.
- Allow yourself to dream about what you want to be as an adult.
- Wear your school uniform with pride.
- Never give up.
- Create and achieve your own personal goals.
- Ask for help if you need it.
- Explore and get better at more things.
- Share your ideas at school council.
- Be creative with your learning.
- Put your ideas into the suggestion boxes.
- Create and build friendships with other students.
- Use your imagination and get creative.
- Work as a team.
- Use creative teaching strategies to deliver the lessons.
- Be willing to debate your views.
- Work with others – may help generate ideas.
- Share your ideas with others.
- Providing an inclusive caring, safe and supportive environment.
- Keep your facial expressions polite.
- Older children are a good example to others.
- Forgive and forget.
- Play buddies making sure that children aren’t left alone during play time.
- Be willing to take turns.
- Remember your manners when speaking to people.
- Keep trying and help each other.
- Celebrate birthdays.
- Enjoy the friendship benches and use them to make new friends.
- Listen to your teachers.
- Be caring to others.
- Join in extra-curricular activities.
- Always do your best and be confident.
- Respect yourself and others.
- Tell a member of staff if someone hurts or upsets you.
- Be aware of other people’s feelings if you disagree with them.
- Keep yourself healthy and safe.
- Include everyone and share things.
- Listen to and follow your conscience.
- Be grateful.
- Know what is right and what is wrong.
- Careful assessment and monitoring of pupil progress.
- Always tell the truth and be honest.
- Tell a member of staff about someone using something wrong, even if it is your friend.
- Be tolerant.
- Ignore gossip.
- Provide a creative, fun and child led curriculum.
- Encourage parents to share their opinions on school life.
- Create a happy and safe environment.
- Stop bullying.
- Applaud all children who receive special achievements.
- Family fun nights for all of the school community.
- Applaud children who achieve special certificates.
- Enjoy sharing your talents at sports day, in choir, reading events and lots more.
- Be willing to share a smile with all you meet.
- Use all talents in all areas of school life to achieve your best results.
- Weekly celebration assemblies.
- Give people a friendly greeting e.g. good morning.
- Be willing to listen to the views and opinions of others.
- Every day Be patient start fresh.
- Sacrament and reconciliation.
- Play buddies helping to sort out arguments and disagreements with pupils.
- Don’t leave any children out of games.
- Understanding children from different cultures, faiths and nationalities.
- Be willing to share stuff with other children, any problems or concerns.
- Be willing to forgive others.
- Children learning in a peaceful and calm environment.
- Show you are sorry by changing your actions and words.
- Be willing to say sorry and ignore gossip.
- Be a good role model for making peace.
- Treat people how you would like to be treated.
- Listen to other people and value their opinions.
- Show good manners.
- Embracing British values.
- Be kind.
- Don’t leave people out.
- Follow school rules.
- Recognise and celebrate achievement and success of all members of the school community.
- Actively find out about different cultures, faiths and races.
- Reflect upon the Catholic values in our society and use this knowledge to make good choices in life.
- Respect your own things and things that belong to the school and others.
- Giving all children the opportunity to share their family’s traditions.
- Say “no” to bullying.
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