At St Leonard's' Jesus is our guiding light as we grow, learn and achieve. It is through his love and teachings that we are able to take pride in our progress, do better than our best, reach our true potential and shine.
We seek to follow Jesus' example and reflect our Catholic faith in our everyday life.
- Putting Jesus at the centre of our community
- Applying the Gospel values of love, respect and forgiveness to everyday life
- Building on the foundations of faith which were started at home
- Nurturing and leading the children to a deeper understanding of their faith
- Allowing the children to develop a relationship with God through meaningful and relevant prayer, collective worship and liturgy
- Developing ways of teaching the children about God in ways that are relevant to them
- Celebrating the mass and sacraments together regularly
We aim to provide a safe, happy, welcoming environment in which children can take responsibility, develop positive values and a sense of well being.
- We all follow the example of Jesus and live by the Gospel values
- Everyone is approachable and shows a positive attitude towards each other
- We live by the Golden Rules at all times
- We develop a nurturing attitude towards each other to help everyone to reach their potential and beyond
- We treat each person with dignity to show they are valued as individuals
- We have listening systems which support staff, children and their families
We aim to provide a curriculum which is creative, memorable, stimulating, personalised and allows the children to explore and discover more about themselves and the world in which they live.
- The curriculum is relevant, interesting, exciting and challenging
- It meets statutory requirements
- It is adapted to meet the needs of all the children and is therefore inclusive
- Basic skills are a high priority and taught in a way that is engaging
- The teaching and planning ensures that the basic skills can be applied in ‘real life’ learning situations
- Children develop emotionally, spiritually, morally, physically, intellectually and socially
- The curriculum is monitored for effectiveness and success
- Learning is interactive
- Children can understand the purpose of the tasks and are able to make the links with previous learning
- Children can demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways and through a variety of media
- Children are self motivated, work independently, collaboratively and confidently