St Francis de Sales
Catholic Junior School
“Shall Not Fail”
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 the determination to fulfill our core values and intentions.
Our School’s 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.
Children’s Mission Statement
Our mission is to serve our school with love and respect as Jesus taught.
Christ Centred Objectives
Values and Traditions of the Catholic Church: 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.
Collective Worship: Provide high quality collective worship and enriching liturgical celebrations.
Religious Education: Enable our children to acquire an excellent religious education, through a very well taught and resourced Come and See programme.
Expectation and Aspiration: Have the highest possible expectations and aspirations of each other; recognising and developing our uniqueness and individual talents, knowing that there is no limit to what can be achieved.
Curriculum: Provide a broad, balanced, innovative and challenging curriculum that is relevant to the needs of our children and inspires a love of teaching and lifelong learning.
Outlook: Instill and develop confidence, self-esteem, resilience and determination rooted in our whole school values.
Teaching and Learning: Ensure that all children reach their full potential through effective planning, assessment and evaluation, which will inform their next steps.
The Environment: Empower all to be responsible and conscientious stewards of our local, national and global environments through curriculum study and community projects.
Outreach and Partnership: Develop impactful links with the parish community and other partners who can help us achieve our mission statement and work in harmony with them in a spirit of mutual respect and fellowship; including other faith communities.
Inclusion: Ensure everybody, without exception, has the opportunity to succeed and feel part of our school family. In so doing ensure that all feel welcomed, valued, respected and included.
Safeguarding: Provide a happy, safe and healthy environment where all feel secure, listened to and respected.