Mission Statement

Building better futures together through…..


...based on Christian Values


Here at St James we encourage children to understand our Christian values Generosity, Compassion, Courage, Forgiveness, Friendship, Respect, Thankfulness, Trust, Perseverance, Justice, Service and Truthfulness. We promote Christian values through the celebrations such as Christmas, Easter and Harvest, and through prayer and reflection. Through reflection and prayer we also work to take each child on their own faith journey.

...by nurturing each child’s faith journey


Here at St James we want all our children to grow in their own faith. For our younger children, linking the major festivals gives a structure within which to deepen their knowledge of their own faith story.

 

...through enabling “Life Long” Learning


Here at St James we promote lifelong learning through the progression of key skills, such as reading and writing but also through developing life experiences such as going to the Post Office.

...by promoting high standards


Here at St James we promote the very highest academic standards, moving from concrete operations, to the abstract ensuring mental agility based on sound practice. All our children learn their times tables in our Assertive Mentoring Programme and old fashioned life skills for a modern child.

 

...through nurturing enquiring minds


Here at St James we encourage all our children to get a love of learning that takes them beyond the classroom into the wider world. Children are able to investigate and find answers to the questions they have generated. Developing an inquiring mind is a key skill in the promotion of deep learning as well as leading you down new unexplored paths.....

 

...by valuing ourselves and others


Here at St James children are encouraged to go on a path of self-discovery. Children learn how to take responsibility for their own learning and personal development, as well as how to treat and respect others.

 

...by striving to succeed


Here at St James we work together to overcome any obstacles, however challenging, to achieve our goals. We try and try again, building resilience which helps us deal with any disappointments on our journey to success.

 

...through the celebration of diversity

Here at St James we believe that our differences make us stronger. Learning from each other, our traditions and our shared history.