We are an inclusive, caring and vibrant Catholic Community within the Gospel Values, which are central to the pastoral, spiritual and academic development of every child.
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural provision and the promotion of British Values are embedded in the school’s mission statement. We have a coherent approach to the delivery and planning of SMSC provision which is rooted in our foundation as a faith school and evident in the curriculum, extracurricular opportunities and positive relationships between children and adults.
As a school we work to instil a sense of respect and value – of the world, for people and for self. The children have a great sense of empathy for those that have less than them, particularly for other children who are deprived or suffer through illness, war or deprivation. The whole school regularly reflects and prays together; the school prayer is recited by all.
We believe in achievement for all, where every child is aspirational, thinks for themselves, has high expectations, resilience, autonomy and fosters a ‘can do’ attitude. Our children are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and words at all times.
Our staff and children see themselves as active learners, being part of a learning community that seeks to inspire and motivate each other to be the best that they can be.
At St Patrick’s we celebrate God in all that we do.
Head Teacher: Mrs O. S. Paton
On 5th April 2011 the Public Sector ‘Equality Duty’ came into force. This duty replaces the existing Race, Disability and Gender Equality Duties.
The 3 aims of the General Equality Duty are:
- To eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimization and other conduct prohibited by the Act by removing or minimizing disadvantage suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
- To advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
- To foster good relationships between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not by encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.
Equality Targets 2020 – 2021
- To continue to minimize the attainment gaps between girls and boys, particularly at the end of Key Stage 2.
- To improve the attainment of children with special educational needs and disabilities and pupil premium children, in order to narrow the gap.
- To ensure that opportunities are provided to reduce the gaps in learning, especially in the vulnerable children, caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic and part closure of school.
- Ensure that all policies and practices meet the requirements of the Equality Act.
These targets will be reviewed as part of our self-evaluation programme.