Our Vision Statement

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.” Psalm 32:8

 At St. Mary’s, through an ethos embedded in Christian Values, reflective practice and a creative curriculum, we provide a secure, inclusive and stimulating environment.  Our children are inspired to achieve their full potential by adopting a growth mindset.  We also provide the opportunity for every child to develop as a caring, resilient, respectful member of the community and society as a whole.

At St. Mary’s we learn with God by our sides, we grow with God in our hearts, we accept one another in God’s image; for in God we trust.

School Values

We have been a Values Based School since 2001 and as such have been awarded the Values Quality Mark every 3 years. Values Based Education underpins everything we do here at St Mary’s and, through this, we provide a caring, happy and secure atmosphere in which each child has the freedom to develop as a rounded individual, intellectually, morally and spiritually.

We are delighted that we have been awarded The Values Mark s in recognition of our outstanding work in Values Education.

Values Cycle

Values Cycle

Values Ambassadors

Around every half term, class teachers will select one child from their class who is considered to be an excellent role model for Values for other children.  These children will be ‘Values Ambassadors’.  Their role will be to:

  • Continue to be fantastic role models – continue to live our Values
  • Support others to live the Values by, for example, helping people to find friends at lunch time
  • Commend other children on a weekly basis who they have seen living the Values

The Values Ambassadors have a weekly slot during our Commendations Assembly where they will share with the school the children they have seen living the Values.  At the end of the half term they will also be invited to a tea party with Mrs. Bingley and Mrs. Burraway where they will talk about what went well with their role and what the school can do to further improve Values in our school.

The Values Ambassadors will hold their role for a half term before other children are given the opportunity.