Vision, Values and Ethos
We are a happy, high-achieving, family school at the heart of our local community. Here, each child grows in the love of Christ.
We aim to provide an outstanding, inclusive and enriching education, enabling all children to make rapid and sustained progress.
We work in a spirit of partnership with parents, our local parishes, the Diocese and the local authority.
A community beyond the playground, we follow the teachings of Christ and
support each other.
We treat our children, families and staff with dignity and respect,
fostering self-esteem and valuing everybody.
FAITH, VALUES and ETHOS
St. Edward's Catholic Primary School is a community where the spiritual, cultural and personal worlds within which we live are harmonised to form the roots from which grow our values, motivation, aspirations and the moral imperatives that inform our choices and actions as persons. When pupils join our school they become part of this community. Every day starts with an Act of Worship, we give thanks before lunch and we end the day with a prayer. We believe that Christ is at the centre of all we do and therefore we offer each child a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum of the highest standard to meet their spiritual, emotional, moral, intellectual and physical needs and to prepare them for the responsibilities of adult life.
The programme of Religious Education we follow is in line with the Catholic Directory as specified by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales. Religious Education is taught to all children in the school for two and a half hours per week and is considered central to the whole school curriculum. We follow the ‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ Scheme. Through this scheme, the children are taught the basics of Catholic faith and morality, through constant reference to their own life experience. They are helped to come to a fuller knowledge and love of God, which will develop into mature Christian living.