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St Albert The Great Catholic Primary School
October 8 2016

Our Catholic Ethos

Governors At St Albert The Great

You are the light of the world… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)

We are an inclusive school

Inclusion is an ongoing and evolving process. It celebrates the diversity that exists in God’s world and seeks to minimise the barriers to learning and participation that may be experienced by any pupils, irrespective of age, ability, gender, ethnicity, language and social background.

Our Gospel Values

Kindness   Compassion    Gentleness    Generosity Justice 

Integrity   Hope Honesty Truth Simplicity Humility Love Inclusion

Forgiveness   Reconciliation   Resilience    Perseverance  

Mission Statement

“The more I learn about the world in which I live, the closer I grow to God.”

Our Vision

We are a loving learning community committed to putting gospel values at the centre of all that we do. In our school all children are welcomed and nurtured within a partnership of support between school, home and parish so that each may become the person they were created to be.   We celebrate and value the uniqueness of the individual and aim to find the gift in each child.  We believe childhood lasts a lifetime and that each child is “created in the image and likeness of God.”

Genesis 1:27

At St Albert the Great we put our vision and values into practice daily by:

  • implementing a therapeutic approach to behaviour management using the ‘Hertfordshire Steps’ and a Positive Behaviour policy
  • developing positive mindsets by encouraging children to try ‘tricky things’ and learn to fail well
  • implementing Forest School which provides opportunities for our children to take supported risks, achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem and become resilient, independent and creative learners, through hands on experiences in our woodland area
  • cultivating a resilient school community with a focus on positive relationships and mental health, linked to the Action for Happiness resources
  • Promoting spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and citizenship linked to the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching
  1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person
  2. Call to Family, Community, and Participation
  3. Rights and Responsibilities
  4. Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
  5. The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
  6. Solidarity
  7. Care for God’s Creation