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Mission Statement – Preparing the Way

Just at John our patron prepared the way for Our Lord, we prepare the way for our children.

St John the Baptist RC Primary School is a Catholic school where the message of Christ inspires the curriculum and all aspects of school life.  Religious Education is in accordance with Roman Catholic doctrine and practice.  The school aims to provide the kind of education which enables each pupil, in accordance with his or her ability, to become a dedicated member of the Catholic Church and a responsible citizen.

Our school aims are;

  • To foster a caring atmosphere within the school based on the love of God and the example of St. John the Baptist.
  • To provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, within a Catholic ethos, appropriate to each child, and fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum whilst providing high quality resources to stimulate learning opportunities, rich in first hand experiences.
  • To encourage enduring links between school, home and parish, fully supporting the Sacramental Programme and the children’s development in faith, which will prepare pupils for entry into the wider world.
  • To recognise the values of each individual child, regardless of ability, race, gender, or physical difficulty, and to meet the needs of each child through a well organised and structured planning process within a secure, happy and attractive learning environment.
  • To enable the children to develop decision making skills and awareness of their own value, talents and ability in order that they may become effective and independent members of society and a benefit to the community.
  • To expect the highest quality of personal relationships in partnership with parents, positively promoting respect, tolerance and a consideration of the feeling of others.
  • To provide for and prepare the children to use a broad range of leisure and extra curricular activities.

Pupil Chaplaincy Team

We have a vibrant Pupil Chaplaincy Team.  This consists of a dedicated team of Pupil Chaplaincy members from Years 4, 5 and 6 and an Adult Leader.  Pupils apply in writing and are interviewed by the Headteacher, Adult Leader and/or RE Leader.  This role in school has a high profile. They provide an excellent link between school and parish – for example in representing our school at the Lenten Soup Kitchen.  Some of the tasks undertaken in school include: preparing and leading Collective Worship; writing to new pupils, parents and parishioners; creating displays; fund-raising; helping to lead Masses, meditation sessions and our Rosary Club.