Each year during Holy Week the children work in their house teams to review aspects of our Mission Statement to make sure that it still reflects our values and aims. This version was created in 2016.
At St Alban’s School we pray together, work together and play together
This is what our children said when we asked
“What is special about our school?”
Here at St Alban’s we are inspired to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and to be the best that we can be by being kind and respecting everyone and everything. We do our best in school and at home, working hard and caring for each other and for the whole world. We know that we are all special in different ways and always try to include everybody in our friendship.
The School’s Aims and Objectives are:
To contribute to the faith development of each individual in the school community by
- Creating and fostering an atmosphere of prayer throughout the school.
- Arranging daily acts of worship that are purposeful and appropriate to particular age ranges.
- Introducing children to the forms and patterns of prayer in our Catholic tradition.
- Enabling visual recognition of our faith within the school that stimulates and encourages a prayerful attitude.
- Developing a sense of awe and wonder in each child
To build strong links between home, school, parish and the wider global community in order to provide children with a stable and secure environment in which to develop their skills and personalities by:
- Organising occasions for the clergy, school, families and parish community to join in liturgical celebrations.
- Supporting families and parish with sacramental preparation.
- Seeking to improve effective means of communication.
- Encouraging parental involvement in their child’s education.
- Maintaining an open-door policy.
- Encouraging and supporting the work of the P.F.A
- Inviting members of the parish to social occasions.
- Recognizing that parents are the children’s primary educators.
- Encouraging children to value the world in which we live and teaching them to protect it for future generations
- Encouraging children to think about other local and world communities and to build in them the desire to help others
To foster caring relationships where each individual is seen as unique and worthy of love and respect by:
- Providing a learning environment in which there is care and mutual respect and where children can approach adults without fear.
- Understand and meet the requirements of every type of special need, physical, intellectual and emotional
- Teaching care and respect for each individual wherever they are from
- Valuing the diversity of today’s multi-cultural society and, in particular, our own school
- Adults inspiring by example
To ensure that the curriculum is presented in a Catholic Christian setting in which all children can develop lively, enquiring minds and learn at a pace relevant to their experience and ability, following the guidelines of the National Curriculum by:
- Providing a broad and balanced curriculum which is sensitive to individual needs and recognizes that children learn best through relevant and worthwhile activities.
- Placing emphasis on achieving high but attainable standards.
- Monitoring children’s progress through a well planned curriculum.
- Appointing well qualified staff who are excellent practitioners and supportive of the school’s philosophy.
- Providing staff development which supports individual and school needs.
…… Inspired to follow in the footsteps of Jesus