Overview and Aims
At St Luke’s all stakeholders have a clear understanding of our vision for every pupil. This is encapsulated by our mission statement:
I am the vine, you are the branches, whoever abides in me, and I in him, shall bear fruit in plenty. For apart from me you can do nothing.
We have a shared vision of the skills and qualities every pupil should have by the time they leave St Luke’s. We aim to achieve this by doing the following:
To love one another as God loves us.
To nurture independent, responsible, life-long learners equipped with creative thinking skills to enable them to respond to the challenges of the world they live in.
To enable pupils to become confident individuals with a positive self-esteem, have a thirst for knowledge, and high expectations of themselves.
To create a positive attitude to learning, by encouraging confident and caring relationships which motivate and inspire them to do their best.
To support pupils to become confident in making decisions, be able to take risks and persevere to allow them to challenge their learning and maximise their potential.
To foster an environment of politeness and good manners in which each child is able to communicate and collaborate effectively.
To celebrate their individuality and that of others, with a respect of all and the world we live in, and an understanding of their place in modern Britain and the World.
This is summarised by our wish for all to have a ‘Love of Life and Learning’.
We wish pupils to acquire skills for life, so that they are able to apply these and have a thirst for knowledge, through enjoyment and by experiencing a wealth of opportunities. We aim to prepare children fully for life in modern Britain through our broad, balanced curriculum and our strong ethos underpinned by Catholic values promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We have developed a creative, broad and balanced curriculum that successfully offers a wide range of developmental opportunities. This topic-based, creative curriculum enables pupils to be highly inspired and immersed in challenging learning opportunities whilst providing a broad and balanced curriculum that will meet the individual development of all the children in our care. Themed days are held to enrich the experiences for the children, while visits and visitors also enhance the curriculum.
If parents would like to know any more about the curriculum please contact the class teacher or a member of the Office staff.