Vision and Values
'A loving family dedicated to education through the Catholic faith, helping us to grow into the person we are called to be.'
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
|Meaning||How? (some examples)||Image|
|Showing respect to someone means you act in a way that shows you care about their feelings and well-being. Showing respect for others include things like not calling people mean names, treating people with courtesy, caring enough about yourself that you don't do things you know can hurt you.||Holding a door open for someone else to walk through or making time to listen to each other.|
Passion is when you feel strongly about something. It can also be about being brave to try new things. It requires effort, hard work and dedication. Passion can be anything that challenges you, interests you and motivates you. A passion is something that puts you to work.
|Being a member of our school council and using your voice to lead change in our school.|
Integrity is the ability to act in ways that match with the values, beliefs, and moral rules we claim to hold. It's about doing the right thing, even when no one is watching; and about courage, honesty, and respect in one's daily interactions.
|Picking up litter on the playground or being honest with each other when we have made a mistake.|
Nurturing is about building a healthy and strong emotional relationship (attachment) with each other. It is also about helping each other to grow. Providing the right environment to allow everyone in our school community to be the best ‘them’ that they can be.
|Being a Y6 buddy supporting one of our new Reception children through their first year at school.|
Inclusion is being a part of what everyone else is, being welcomed and embraced as a member who belongs. We welcome everyone into our school community and we try to work together to make St Barts a happy, loving and caring place.
|Never leaving anyone out in a game we play at breaktime or lunch.|
Quotes from members of Staff and Governors
'As a Governor and a parent (though my children have long since left) I feel the values of the school, embodied by Oscar Romero "Aspire not to have more but to be more" are central to life at St. Bart's. These words were proudly displayed in the school hall and I always feel that each individual is accepted and valued for what they do for each other and this is what makes St. Bart's such a special place'. Mr McCahey (Governor)
'We are like a family. Some times we fall out but the love and care we have for each other means we find room in our hearts to forgive. We do not focus on the past but look forwards to what is to come.' Mrs Lockley Headteacher