St Francis’ is a school where Christian values underpin all interactions between stakeholders. We value all learners and promote inclusivity so all members of our St Francis' family can be the best they can be (Colossians 3:23-24). Our ethos is one of compassion and responsibility to everyone within the community. Within St Francis', we encourage all children to show humility and endurance in lifelong learning.
St Francis' School offers a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based, that actively promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all our pupils and stakeholders. Through building the skills of resilience, endurance and a love of learning, we actively prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our intent, through our Curriculum delivery is to develop globally aware and involved citizens of the future.
We will introduce pupils to the best current, global thoughts and ideas. We will develop an appreciation of creativity and achievement. "We have different gifts according to the grace given to each of us." (Romans 12:6) Subject leaders share their knowledge, experience and awareness of current resources and trends in order to ensure children receive the most current, quality first teaching and learning experiences. Curriculum coverage is outlined on the long term plans for each year group, to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to experience the rich and diverse curriculum on offer for KS2.
Lessons are planned to ensure that there are no barriers to all pupils achieving. Children are encouraged to support and lead in the learning process, as well as working together to identify what they have done well and their next steps in learning. Using Philosophy for Children, Success Zone Classrooms, Thinking Skills, Right Respecting School and Growth Mindset approaches, children develop the skills that are fundamental to effective learning.
The school actively promotes friendship through teaching the Christian values of forgiveness, justice and peace.
We promote the following key values through our curriculum;
Being able to change things for the better and always endeavour to show respect for all. We hope that children will develop good interpersonal skills and always
show empathy and tolerance towards others
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you're doing the impossible." St Francis.
A well developed sense of right and wrong and children who have the
courage and ability to make independent choices.
"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance," St Francis.
Creative thinkers and we strive to help our pupils develop a positive outlook and understand the contribution that individuals can make to whole school life through the use of their gifts. We give thanks for having collective pride in our environment and personal and collective achievement.
"For if the willingness is there the gift is acceptance according to what one has, not according to what one does not have." 2 Corinthians 9:7
Children are actively encouraged to be stakeholders in their own success through these Christian values. We promote a caring , Christian learning environment where all children are given the opportunity to reach their full potential. (September 2018)