Our Mission Statement
At St Barnabas all children are valued as individuals made in the image of God. We educate and develop the whole child in order to be the best that they can be. We promote a spirit of belonging and encourage children to be aware of the needs, feelings and rights of others, and so make a positive contribution to society.
Christian values are central to the ethos of our school, especially those of: community, friendship, forgiveness, truth, courage and thankfulness.
Click on the following link to find out more about our values. Mission Statement and Values
The Aims of Our School
(linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – CRC)
We aim to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, challenging and fun. We believe that a strong partnership between school, home, parish and community is essential to our children’s development. Through this partnership we can help our children:
To develop academically, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.
To be prepared for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences within and beyond our school.
To enjoy learning and to become independent, self-disciplined and self-motivated, and to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable. (CRC Article 6)
To develop and live by a personal set of well-founded moral values based upon Christian beliefs. (CRC Article 14)
To develop an awareness and appreciation of human achievements and aspirations, in our own and other societies. (CRC Article 28)
To gain understanding of and respect for people whose ways of life and points of view differ from their own. (CRC Article 29)
To develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds, with the confidence to question. (CRC Article 31)
To be adaptable learners in a rapidly changing, challenging world. (CRC Article 31)