Values

We are extremely proud of our school and the achievements of our pupils. St Elizabeth has always had a good reputation and good results. Although, in the last inspection St Elizabeth was graded “Requires Improvement”, much has been done in the last year, including ambitious leadership, effective school improvements, quality teaching and learning, community development and partnerships, all ensure that we are on the right track to becoming an excellent school.

We aim to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which we seek to maximise every child’s potential, nurturing self-confidence and self-esteem to enable them to make the most of their talents. Our commitment to bringing out the best in every child is reflected in our desire to promote:

  • RELATIONSHIPS that are positive, happy and confident
  • RESILIENCE where successful learners get through challenges
  • RESPONSIBILITY so our young people see the bigger picture
  • RESPECT for our community, world and people

As a community we work together to create an environment that enables our children to realize their potential and to confidently grow into fulfilled and rounded adults who will make a positive contribution to the world.

We are proud to be able to call this an inclusive school, meaning that we welcome all children and work hard to meet all their needs.

We value a strong relationship with parents as partners in the education process. Working closely with the wider community enables each child to make the best possible progress and to gain maximum benefit from all the opportunities this school offers.

In caring for the pupils and for each other we seek to reflect the image of Jesus who cared for all without distinction. Our caring promotes:
a spirit of tolerance where people of diverse identities are recognised, welcomed, respected and cherished; a spirit of listening, mutual understanding, trust, reconciliation, healing and peace.

Religious education is central to the whole school curriculum. Faithful to our Catholic roots we promote a spirit of charity, social justice, global awareness and concern for others that lead to practical outreach and partnerships.

Our school begins the life long process of growth in relationship with Christians and other people. It is an open family in which all are helped and challenged to realise their full potential and to experience the fullness of life in Christ. Our hope is to nurture our pupils into becoming people who will make a positive contribution to the growth of a society built on Christian values inspired by the words of Saint Paul:
“…being many we are one body in Christ depending on one another.” Romans 12:5

British Values Statement

As a Catholic school with a strong Christian ethos we actively support and promote a value-based education. By living out our 4Rs – Relationships, Resilience, Responsibility and Respect, we encourage the whole school community to:

  • Think about and reflect upon positive Christian, British and Universal values
  • Experience how living out these values impacts on themselves and others, in school, in the wider community and in the world
  • Instil a sense of belonging to the school, the local community, the country they live in and the wider global community
  • Inspire individuals to choose their own positive personal social, moral and spiritual values
  • Promote an inclusive school ethos and a learning climate that will raise aspirations and achievement
  • Raise children’s self-esteem and encourage them to take more responsibility for their own behaviour and learning

At St Elizabeth we strive to equip our pupils with the necessary skills to demonstrate how they actively promote and embed British values as well as the critical thinking skills to challenge values and concepts contrary to fundamental British values.

We believe that Christian values and British values are not mutually exclusive. The recognition that all people are to be valued regardless of beliefs, background or ethnic origin is reflected in the school’s Equality Statement and deeply rooted in the school’s Mission Statement and Aims.

The school actively promotes British values and makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community. Subsequently, these concepts can be applied to personal experience and be further demonstrated through sporting events, visits, involvement with fund raising, and charity events.