Our Vision and Mission
Blessed Mother Teresa’s Catholic Primary School is a Christian community based on the Gospel values of love, respect and tolerance; the teaching of Jesus Christ is reflected in the school’s caring attitude and determination to help all children of all abilities to achieve success and self-confidence.
Our school promotes the development of the whole person by encouraging each child to achieve his or her full potential; spiritually, morally and academically.
We recognise the important role of parents as our partners in guiding the children’s development, and this is reflected in the school’s welcoming and co-operative attitude to all of our families.
We will do this by:
Bringing God into our daily lives
Living our faith by caring for our friends and families
Being open to the needs of our parish and the wider world
Celebrating the wonder of God’s creation
Protecting our environment
Painsley Catholic Academy Values
Opportunities for all to develop a relationship with God and to practise Jesus’ teachings
Outstanding education for all pupils regardless of their background
- People Really Matter!
CPD for all staff to ensure they become the best version of themselves
The very best learning opportunities for our pupils
Leaders who are relentlessly positive
Strong courageous leadership habits within every leader; be bold, be brave!
- Workplace Culture
Work in an environment in which people feel safe, seen, heard and respected
A culture of talking straight, demonstrating respect, confronting reality, clarify expectations, keep commitments
Have high expectations of everybody and value them at all times
- Education for all
Develop reading amongst all stakeholders: leaders/teachers/support staff/pupils
Individuals have knowledge of themselves as learners, of strategies, and of tasks (metacognition).
- Outward facing
Encourage external support; reading; research; best practice; excellence
- Focus on Curriculum
Knowledge-rich curriculum: clarity of the invaluable knowledge we want our pupils to know
Well-planned sequencing, which allows pupils to remember what they have been taught
Identify gaps in knowledge in terms of: missing knowledge/inert knowledge/naïve knowledge/ritual knowledge
A rich conception of knowledge that includes the skills and attitudes that contribute to success.
Misconceptions are identified
The main points and knowledge for the lesson needs to be clearer in the pupils’ books to aid revision and recall
- Cultural Capital
Expose all individuals to the best of the best in every aspect of their role as leader/teacher/ learner!