Believe - Achieve - Serve
Our Mission Statement
At Ursuline Catholic Primary School we aim to build up a Christian Community which develops the full spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical potential of each and every pupil in the happy, caring, supportive, family atmosphere of a Catholic School.
Together we endeavour, in all things, to honour God’s name, to advance His Kingdom and to carry out His will.
Aims & Objectives
From our Mission Statement flow our school aims and objectives, which are:
To provide pupils with the opportunity to experience and participate in a living and worshipping community based on the teaching of the Catholic Church.
- By celebrating an act of collective worship each day
- By each class leading the daily act of collective worship twice a year for their age phase (Key Stage 1, Lower Key Stage 2, Upper Key Stage 2)
- By attending and participating in the Mass, e.g. First Holy Communion, Leavers’ and Parish Masses.
- By following the “Come and See” syllabus as laid down by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.
- By celebrating various liturgies and traditions such as Advent, Candlemas, Stations of the Cross and May Processions.
- By providing opportunities for our pupils to experience, with awe and wonder, the mystery of God.
- By rewarding outstanding work in Religious Education and putting the Gospel into practice, through the ‘Spirit of Ursuline’ Award
To develop in our pupils a sense of self respect, the capacity to lead full lives as independent, self-motivated people with the ability to contribute to the welfare of others and society and thus live up to the school motto: ‘Believe, Achieve, Serve’.
- By following our school Behaviour Code of Conduct.
- By encouraging all members of staff to treat each other and all our pupils with respect.
- By following our school PSHE programme which encourages self-confidence, self-motivation and self-respect.
- By developing a sense of responsibility in our pupils and encouraging them to take responsibility for various duties around the school.
- By appointing a ‘Child of the Day’ each day and awarding Achievement Awards each week.
- By encouraging our pupils to take part in charitable activities such as Harvest Festival, Food Bank collection point, Operation
Christmas Child and fundraising (e.g. for NSPCC, CAFOD and global disaster appeals).
- By preventing and tackling bullying and discrimination
To offer our pupils a broad, balanced, differentiated curriculum that covers the requirements of The National Curriculum and is designed to meet the pupils' individual needs.
- By developing a whole staff approach to achieving the aims of our School Improvement Plan.
- By developing a whole staff approach to the teaching of all the subjects in the National Curriculum.
- By striving to raise standards by use of our Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment Policies
- By following our various curriculum policy documents with coordinators continuously reviewing curriculum provision.
- By catering for pupils of all ranges of ability
- By providing for pupils with special educational needs by means of differentiated work, Pupil Profiles, Support Plans and support of external agencies.
- By providing opportunities for our pupils to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
- By providing pupils with a range of ‘off-site’ learning opportunities
- By providing a range of opportunities to challenge our more able pupils.
- By providing the opportunity for Year 4, 5 and 6 pupils to attend a residential visit
To develop in our pupils lively and enquiring minds, the ability to question, to argue rationally and the ability to apply themselves to task.
- By promoting investigative work throughout the curriculum.
- By building into our planning the Key Skills of the National Curriculum.
- By applying our school Homework Policy
- By providing individual targets for our pupils and sharing and reviewing these with them.
- By providing opportunities for outdoor learning and risk taking (e.g. Early Years outdoor curriculum and Forest/Beach School)
To help our pupils to acquire knowledge, skills, concepts and practical abilities which will prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
- By putting a high priority on Religious Education, English and Mathematics
- By providing a range of school visits to encourage cultural environmental and social awareness in our pupils.
- By teaching, from Reception, the skills of co-operative learning. Pupils apply these in lessons across the curriculum, which enables them to develop and apply other subject specific skills.
- By supporting pupils through their transitions within the school (e.g. through liaison prior to admission into Reception, progressive development of teaching & learning approaches, early publication of teacher deployment for the following year, end of year handover of important information and Key Stage 2 – 3 transfer programme)
To foster positive links with parents and thus develop a partnership between home and school in the education of our pupils.
- By keeping parents informed about the progress of their pupils in a number of ways such as through Parent Evenings and an annual written report.
- By seeking and responding to the views of parents through surveys (e.g. ParentView)
- By fostering good links with Ursuline Parents, Teachers and Friends Association
- By inviting parents to a variety of school activities such as curriculum workshops and performing arts productions.
- By communicating with parents both electronically and, on request, in print
- By encouraging parents to volunteer to help in school in various ways, e.g. ‘Book Buzz’, sports coaching, Maths Club
- By providing an Out of School Club for our pupils.
To foster links with our parish and the wider community.
- By developing links with St Joseph’s and St. Helen’s Parishes through regular contacts and church visits.
- By supporting all parishes, from whom we draw pupils, in their Confirmation, Holy Communion and Reconciliation programmes.
- By building links with the local and wider community through our Harvest Festival and charity fundraising.
- By collaborating with CAPITAL schools on community projects (e.g. World War 1 commemoration, Remembrance Garden, VE day celebration, Anne Frank Ambassadors’ programme, Equality & Diversity concert).