Aims of the School

last updated 07/03/2019 by CCampbell

At St Charles RC we develop the whole child.  We recongise and encourage God given talents and skills of all kinds and we develop independent learners.  Raising attainment and achievement are central to the ethos of our school.  We provide a creative, rich and stimulating learning experience for all the chidlren in our school.  We use a range of teaching and learning strategies, approaches, styles and activities to ensure all children learn to the best of their ability.  Learning is carefully differentiated and pitched to suit learners' needs.  Learning is enhanced through bright, stimulating resources, display and modern techology.  we have themed weeks as well as a wide range of extra-curricular activities and breakfast and after school clubs to enrich and extend learning, to ensure that every child experiences success.

 

** Mission Statement **

 

St Charles RC is a very special place.  We are a happy school where everyone works hard to encourage children to enjoy learning, achieve their best, beahve well, support each other and grow in confidence.  We aim to help children to grow into confident, talented and articulate young people.  We are an exciting and vibrant school wehre chidlren enjoy learning and make good progress.  In our Catholic school, we seek to meet the needs of each individual child.  We believe that every child is a child of God, created in His image.  We celebrate diversity and teach children to recognise and respect people's individual differences as well as similarities.  St Charles RC recognises the significant role of parents in helping their children progress and greatly values the contributions parents make to the life of our school.

 

Religious Education


Stations of the cross by artist Joey Velasco

 

 

Meditation

 

Beatitudes

 

Genesis 2:15 "Humans are commanded to care for God's creation."

At St Charles RC we care for God's creation by looking after our class pets.  Each class has a different pet that we love and care for.

  • Nursery - Rabbit, Snowball
  • Reception - Marine Fish, Nemo and Dory and friends
  • Year 1 - Birds, Cheep and Chirp
  • Year 2 - Mice, Sausage
  • Year 3 - Gecko, Luna
  • Year 4 - Hedgehog, Olaf
  • Year 5 - Gerbils, Explosive, Twister and Dancer
  • Year 6 - Tortoise, Bob

At St Charles RC every child and adult is offered the sense of belonging. They are given many opportunities to grow towards the person God wishes then to be. The school gives many opportunities for parents to accompany their children on their journey of faith.

Spirituality, including the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation lie at the heart of our authentic Catholic community. Mindfulness and meditation further supports the spiritual journey of children and adults.

The school successfully uses the children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning to open up and explore the big questions of life. Children are nurtured and supported and encouraged to reach their full potential. In times of vulnerability they receive outstanding pastoral care. Child protection procedures are clear, known and effective.

The children are given many opportunities for outreach and generosity of spirit towards each other and those less fortunate locally, nationally and internationally.

Catholic leadership is strong across the governing body and internal leadership. Curriculum Religious Education is very well led and managed. Staff are proud to be beacons of faith to children. Significant resources are given to the development of the catholic life of the school and Religious Education.

Listening to the Word of God, sharing and experiencing catholic traditions, the role of pupil chaplains, and, developing Caritas in action are key experiences across the school.

As a result of the above, by the time they leave St Charles:

  • children have a sense of God as real;
  • a sense of love and responsibility for their neighbour;
  • a desire to be part of and worship within a catholic community;
  • and, to be a witness to Christ and his Church.

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