At St Benedict’s:
We aim to be an outstanding, missionary Catholic school, nurturing lifelong learners, who aspire to reach their personal best, seeking and serving Christ in all.
Our Mission Statement
At St Benedict’s:
We will strive to develop each member of our school family, to reach their full potential, in the spirit of St Benedict, teaching and serving one another, through the joy of the gospel.
The following was drawn up by a working party on behalf of the Governing Body in January 1994 and is re-affirmed annually.
• To lead children to discover the mystery of God and the wonder of creation and to enable them to live as children of God in the community of the Catholic Church.
• To teach children what is right and just and to lead them to value every other person of whatever race, religion or background.
• To help every child achieve his or her full potential by setting high standards of work and self-discipline and by showing particular care for the weaker and less able.
• To develop, lively, enquiring and creative minds with the ability to question rationally and to apply themselves effectively to mental and physical tasks and skills.
• To enable children to discover their own individuality and consider the needs of other children and adults.
• To create a genuine sense of community within the school and to relate the school positively to the local Catholic Parish and wider community, especially the parents.
• To lead children to appreciate and care for the environment in which they live and to seek justice and peace between individuals, groups and nations.
We genuinely believe that every child has their own unique gift, and we will work together with them, inspire them, and help them to reach their true potential. We believe in them, and we will inspire them to believe in themselves. We want our children to strive in their own unique way, and the Trust, our schools, and our staff will support them to succeed.
St Margaret Clitherow Catholic Academy Trust has the courage to be different. Meeting the curriculum guidelines is a given but we want so much more for our children, our staff and our schools. We do not take a ‘one size fits all’ approach and we are not bound by traditional ways of doing things. Instead, we have the courage to look at new thinking, new training techniques and new approaches, to ensure that our staff and our children have the resources to succeed. We will stand up and be counted for our children.
The care that we give our pupils is rooted in our Catholic and Christian values, with love at the centre of all our decisions. Our values drive us to do better, and to be better for our children. Our staff, and all our team are passionate about what they do. They want our children to succeed, and just like their parents, they want the best for them. Our staff’s love for teaching is infectious, and our children love to learn because of the secure, caring, and supportive environment that they are in. We celebrate the uniqueness of each young person in our care and pride ourselves in knowing that our young people leave us with resilience, social responsibility and are prepared for a wholesome and fulfilling life, shaped by love.