Ethos and Values
Our ethos and mission statement is embedded through our daily school and religious life. Our mission statement is 'Learning together, Loving God,Becoming the best I can'.
In 2013 the Department for Education said:“Keeping our children safe and ensuring schools prepare them for life in modern Britain could not be more important. This change is an important step towards ensuring we have a strong legal basis for intervening in those schools where this is an issue.”
Schools are required to actively promote and not undermine “British Values”.
The government has set out its definition of British Values as:
● The rule of law
● Individual liberty
● Mutual respect
● Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At St Peter’s school we actively promote values, virtues and ethics that shape our pupils’ character and moral perspective through the teachings of the Church. We are confident that our continued focus on the Gospel Values will give our pupils the necessary awareness of what it means to be a good Catholic citizen in Britain today and embed in them the building blocks of a future life that is both successful and productive.
As a Diocese, we have adopted the Jesuit 'Virtues tree' which visually and aurally supports the Christian values taught and shared daily. Each term, we focus on two different virtues, from our tree, to explore. We are also embracing the Year of Mercy, in line with all Catholic Churches across the land.