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St Francis de SalesCatholic Junior School

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Curriculum

An Overview

 

Our school motto is “Non Excidet” or “Shall Not Fail”. It is taken from our patron St Francis de Sales’ own Episcopal coat of arms. This mantra inspires and sustains our determination to fulfil the school’s core values and objectives. These are intrinsic to all we do and fundamental to the happy, safe and healthy environment we provide where all feel secure, listened to and respected.

 

Our Core Values

 

Service is, we believe, our fundamental role. As a school we serve God and the church in faithfulness. We serve the children and the whole school community through our commitment to ensuring the best possible opportunities for success, happiness and change lives for the better. In so doing we serve society by developing and becoming responsible, confident and aspirational Christian citizens.

 

Faithfulness encompasses our spiritual relationship with God and the church. We keep Christ’s example at the heart of all we do, with Gospel values to guide us in living out our faith as exemplary role models. Through our work we praise God.

 

Integrity encapsulates a full and unwavering dedication to our mission and each other. When honesty and humility are integral to our actions and choices we have self-respect, dignity and pride. This makes us worthy of trust and loyalty.

 

Compassion characterises how we treat all others. This is with kindness, friendship and respect. Where love is, God is.

 

Christ Centred Objectives

 

We aim to Live out and embody the values and traditions of the Catholic Church and through encouraging all to develop their understanding of and relationship with God, prepare our children to become caring, responsible and respectful Christian members of society. As part of this we provide high quality collective worship and enriching liturgical celebrations. These, we believe, enable our children to acquire an excellent religious education, through a very well taught and resourced Come and See programme.

 

Religious Education is taught using the 'Come and See' programme recommended by Liverpool Archdiocese. For details of everything related to RE, including curriculum details, see our 'Religious Life of the School' page, located in the 'About Us' section.

 

Education Objectives

 

We have the highest possible expectations and aspirations of and for each other; recognising and developing our uniqueness and individual talents, knowing that there is no limit to what can be achieved. Through a broad, balanced, inspiring, innovative and challenging curriculum we develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience while inspiring a love of teaching and lifelong learning. This ensures everybody, without exception, has the opportunity to succeed and feel part of our school family. In so doing, we ensure that all feel welcomed, valued, respected and included.

 

Community Objectives

 

We encourage and develop the all to be responsible and conscientious stewards of our local, national and global environments through curriculum study and community projects. We have strong links with the parish community and other partners who help us achieve our mission statement and we work in harmony with them in a spirit of mutual respect and fellowship; including other faith communities.

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