St Vincent’s is a school that inspires – a place which is welcoming and shows that we value all who learn here; an attractive, stimulating, environment which fills us with wonder; but a calm, safe shelter in times of challenge in our lives.
Our children are well behaved and take ownership of their actions. They are happy, feeling that this is the right place for them, wanting to come back each day. They make confident, positive choices, feeling secure and trusting enough to take risks. They feel good about themselves and treat others as they would like to be treated, listening to each other and showing respect. They never give up, always striving to be more and they resolve their conflicts peaceably by reflection and discussion.
Children have many opportunities for choice. We recognise their unique qualities, praising and encouraging them to reach out for greatness. They are curious and hungry to learn. They care about other people; cherish their diversity and refuse to accept injustice, always striving to use their voice to make a difference in the world.
We nurture their abilities and enthusiasm, making them ready for the future. They leave us with good memories, strong in the basic skills, high in self esteem and able to cope with any negative experience life may impose.
Everyone feels that they belong. Parents feel appreciated, part of our community, keen to be involved in the life of the school, supporting our aims for learning and behaviour. Staff and parents are able to talk openly, honestly and with respect to each other.
Staff are positive role models for children, making time and space to talk to them individually. They show genuine affection and care for their pupils. Everyone is treated fairly.
We value the close links between our school, parish and the local community. We live as a family united by the love of Christ, touching the lives of those we meet, showing him to others through our love for one another.
We find Jesus in everyone
We believe in ourselves and act humbly with others
We can be trusted and we keep our promises
We are patient and gentle with each other
We work for what is good
We are compassionate to those who are suffering
We are generous with our time and love
We show Jesus to each other in all we do
Inclusion and Equality
At St Vincent’s we celebrate diversity and the right for each person to be respected and valued equally. Children of all faiths are encouraged to share their beliefs. We are committed to tackling social and economic disadvantage. We recognise that factors such as gender, ethnicity, first language, disability, special educational needs and sexual orientation may all affect whether children fulfil their academic potential. We take a strong stand against all discrimination and bullying , including racism, sexism and homophobic bullying. We work to provide every opportunity to overcome barriers to learning.