Vision and Values
Our Vision and Values at Holy Cross
Our curriculum stems from our Mission Statement: ‘We care, we share, we value’, and has been designed to reflect that life at Holy Cross is rich, varied, inclusive, exciting, challenging and inspiring. Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes pupils spiritual, moral social and cultural development and provides opportunities for us to:
Nurture the spiritual and moral growth of our children within the context of the Catholic faith
Create a welcoming, caring and safe environment, where children can develop self-respect, a sense of individual worth and are able to cooperate with and show consideration to others. Pupils will become responsible, rights-respecting and caring citizens who appreciate diversity and make a positive contribution to our school and wider community
Promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and acceptance of those with different faiths and beliefs
Develop happy, enthusiastic and reflective learners who take an active part in lessons
Provide stimulating, educational experiences within which individual talents and gifts from God are nurtured and full potential is achieved.
Foster independent learning and develop co-operation, confidence and caqpacity for skills for the future.
Promote our pupils to think creatively, engage in problem solving and develop their resilience
- To develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in all areas to enable them to
- make rapid progress
Provide an atmosphere which enables staff to feel valued, and motivated, in providing a quality education for our children.
Language is a key focus for us, both to develop the children’s communication abilities, and also to provide them with the rich and specific vocabulary from across the curriculum that underpins their knowledge and understanding, further enhancing their subject specific knowledge and understanding.
We teach the National curriculum using a subject based approach, which is enhanced by a carefully planned range of educational visits and memorable learning experiences which may include theme days, key speakers and visitors to school. We use a range of teaching strategies that take into account the ways in which children learn in order to foster engagement, motivation and creativity.
Our curriculum alongside the National Curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities and experiences of later life.