We acknowledge that our children need a child-centred holistic approach to learning rooted in faith. Our reworded mission statement which now includes the word gifts reminds us all that our children are gifts from God, and how important our job as educators is to ensure that we provide an education for our children which enables them to be the best they can be. We have adopted 10 school virtues based on learning habits and our Gospel values: - faith, love, kindness, respect, confidence, resilience, love of learning, forgiveness, courage and patience.
We will be focused on one virtue weekly to embed each one with our children and school community, and celebrating our virtue of the week in each year group as part of celebration assembly. Children will explore the meaning of the virtue and how they can show this virtue in their daily lives. Staff will provide weekly reflection time for them to share their ideas around living out our virtues. We will also be asking parents to send us in evidence of their children showing their virtues at home, look out for examples in our weekly newsletter! During their time at English Martyrs we want all our children to grow their virtues making them ready for their next steps beyond year 6.
Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes embody the school values. They know what is expected of them. Pupils are polite and caring towards each other. Incidents of poor behaviour are rare. Bullying is not tolerated. Pupils have a clear understanding of equality. They told inspectors: ‘Everyone is welcome here.’ (Ofsted October 2021)
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