Aims, Ethos and Mission

Aims

  • To develop the individual talents of each pupil to the full
  • To establish a community of love and care for the individual which is based on gospel values
  • To raise achievement and to strive for excellence in everything we do
  • To encourage children and staff to take an active part in the religious life of the school
  • To ensure each pupil has an equal opportunity to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally
  • To prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
  • To celebrate achievements, to evaluate performance and to constantly work towards school improvement

 

Ethos

The Five W's

The early Christians used the 5Ws to understand the work of Jesus. Today they are used by Catholic communities and schools in their mission to reveal and promote Catholic values. The 5Ws are:

5ws

  • A Welcoming community
  • A Word of God community
  • A Worshipping community
  • A Welfare community
  • A Witnessing community

 

Mission

Jesus said 'Follow me'. Stay with us, Lord, on our journey.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding - Ofsted

 Linked hands

St Peter's RC High School is a community founded on mutual love and care for the individual in which the Faith of the Church underpins all our activities.

Christ is our model in striving for excellence in all that we do and in valuing the unique contribution and gift of every member of our school community.

St Peter's is committed to working with home and parish to enable all pupils to succeed in life.

Diocesan Vision Statement

Good opportunities for spiritual and social development. The school puts into practice its mission statement which is based on Christ's teachings and gospel values - Ofsted

 

 

"Follow Me"

fishermen largeWhen Jesus was ready to begin his public ministry he gathered around himself a group of people to help. Amongst these was Simon Peter, a fisherman;

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake for they were fisherman. And he said to them, 'Follow me and I will make you fishers of men'. And they left their nets at once and followed him.

 

(Matthew 4: 18-20)

In calling Peter, the lord uses his strengths and weaknesses. The Gospels describe for us a man who is big-hearted and enthusiastic, yet hot-headed and impulsive. He wants to do what Jesus asks, but sometimes makes promises he cannot keep, or rushes into things without thinking them through. In spite of this, or perhaps because of it, Jesus can use Peter as an effective witness. Jesus recognises the unique value of each person and calls us to use our particular gifts in his service.

 

This is as true for us as it was for Peter.

 

As Jesus called Peter and the other apostles, he gives the same invitation to each of us: "Follow me."