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Ethos and Values

At St Paul's Catholic Primary School we pride ourselves on our welcoming Christian ethos, founded on the teachings of Jesus. We aim through our curriculum, our policies and procedures, and through our day to day witness, to strive to uphold the greatest of Christ’s commandments:

 ‘‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is to ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’   (Matthew 22:37-39)

In order that we may achieve this ethos within our school and the wider community there are a number of values and principles which guide our actions in school.

 First and foremost are the values that are rooted in the Gospels:

  • Respect
  • Friendship
  • Perseverance
  • Honesty
  • Caring
  • Thankfulness
  • Confidence

 It is clear to see that these are also supportive of the values of the modern British Society in which we live:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

All of our values are reflected in our school motto which best sums up the ethos of our school:

"Raising God's Children to Distinction"