St Katharine’s Church of England Primary School is a caring and nurturing community. Our whole school community of children, parents, staff, and governors have contributed to articulating our vision for the education we aim to provide and to supporting the values that underpin that vision.
We aim to offer the very best education that we can within a school culture that has a noticeable and distinctive feeling. This distinctive difference is rooted in our Christian values that affect the way in which everyone in our community behaves towards one another and the way in which everyone of us is loved, cared for and respected.
The writing of our vision narrative, underpinned by our previously chosen school values, provides us with a clear focus and direction for all that we do. Returning to the vision before making any decisions, whether this is the decision to purchase a scheme of work, to change the way that we plan our writing curriculum or the way in which we communicate progress with parents, maintains our focus on the essential threads that sit at the heart of our small school. The theological underpinning and story of the Mustard Seed…
‘though it is the smallest of seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of plants and becomes a tree, so that birds come and perch in its shade’Mark 4 (30-33)
…chosen with the support and wisdom of our foundation governors this parable give us a means with which to understand our narrative, our values and vision statement and how these knit together in an understandable and meaningful way.