“A community rooted in love, growing in faith and truth”
At Sacred Heart, we aim to develop a caring Catholic Community based upon the life and example of Jesus Christ, which embraces the life and lives of everyone and everything in our school. Our school motto is: What would Jesus do? Do what Jesus did! This encourages us all to reflect on our words and actions and to take responsibility for our choices.
It is through Jesus’ message of love and forgiveness that children, all staff, parents and governors, preserve the essential Catholic ethos of our school. We aim to assure all children that they are valued, and they in turn are encouraged to show respect and value to each other and the community. This message is reinforced through our collective worship within school and also with the parish.
Our basic objective is to enable each child to strive for excellence and achieve their true potential within a happy Christian environment. We also aim to prepare our children to take their place in society as well-rounded and responsible citizens, with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to contribute to the life and culture of our society
Our objectives are:
- To help children to learn that courtesy, good manners, tolerance and helping each other are essential qualities for life.
- To teach a command of basic English and the ability to communicate well through the spoken and written word.
- To promote and encourage an enjoyment of reading.
- To develop a sound knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and operations.
- To teach skills in handwriting, design and technology and other creative arts.
- To develop an understanding and a desire for good health and hygiene. This includes the enjoyment of physical activities, drama, movement and mime, together with a range of recreational games and skills, sports competitions and our Healthy Schools programme.
- To encourage an enquiring mind through the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum and a stimulating environment in which both pupil and teacher can develop his/her knowledge, skills and values. As a result, develop lifelong learners, who when using technology, know how to keep safe and show respect for self and others.
2020-21 ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS
Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy is consulting on changes to our admissions arrangements which will take effect for the academic year 2020-21. The consultation will run from Monday 3 December until Monday 14 January 2019. Details of the changes and how you can submit comments can be found at http://www.ololcatholicmat.co.uk/admissions-arrangements-2020-21-consultation/.
It’s hard to believe but it’s that time of the year again – the beginning of a new school year. Welcome back! And while you aren’t part of the teaching staff you are just as important to your children’s education as we are.
Your children receive the best education when you and our dedicated teachers work as a team. It’s a parents enthusiasm, support and involvement that inspires children to do their best; and a teacher’s ability to teach what they need to learn. Together we can achieve wonderful things.
There’s a lot of excitement ahead of us, new books to read, new friends to meet and new skills to master…and I look forward to you sharing in those exciting times
In closing, thank you for your ongoing commitment to your child’s education and I look forward to a rewarding and fulfilling academic year.
Mrs Taylor and the Sacred Heart Team
% Attendance By Year Group week ending Friday 30 November 2018, overall school attendance 95.11%