Mission Statement 

Learning for Life with Christ as our Light

Vision

At St. Mary’s we are committed to providing a Catholic education which also fosters a sense of Welsh identity through an appreciation of Welsh language, history and culture.
We believe firmly in the Gospel Values and in our role as educators to nurture pupils, identify their talents and provide them with all the skills they need for life in the 21st century as citizens of Wales and the wider world. We seek to create a supportive environment in which every pupil feels valued both as an individual and as an integral part of our St. Mary’s family – Ein Teulu Santes Fair.

Our devoted and dedicated staff will work together alongside families, our parish and the wider community to inspire, motivate and encourage all of our pupils so that they become confident individuals who are ultimately imbued with a love for life-long learning.Our devoted and dedicated staff will work together alongside families, our parish and the wider community to inspire, motivate and encourage all of our pupils so that they become confident individuals who are ultimately imbued with a love for life-long learning.

Objectives

Encompassing the Four Core Purposes of the Welsh Curriculum and the Catholic Pupil Profile, we seek to:

  •   Provide a broad and balanced curriculum, utilising a variety of creative, practical and problem-solving activities which enable access for all learners.

  •   Use our local environment in Chepstow and look further - in Wales and the wider world to enhance our learning.

  •   Provide excellent role-models for our pupils, leading by example in all that we do.

  •   Encourage and support one another in all goals - recognising talents, celebrating

    achievement and embracing failure as a path to future success.

  •   Strengthen our home-school links, recognising that parents are the first educators of their

    children and supporting families in this important role.

  •   Provide high quality, enriching learning experiences which will support children in their

    knowledge, understanding and development of academic and life-long skills.

  •   Regularly monitor and evaluate progress and standards throughout the school, with the

    support of all stakeholders, to ensure continual growth and development.

  •   Obtain advice from, and work in tandem with external agencies to support all pupils with

    additional learning needs.

Aims

Through the achievement of our objectives, our aims are that all children will:

  •   Develop a loving, personal relationship with God which will deepen their faith.

  • Be accepting of others, respectful in their behaviour and always considerate towards the feelings of those around them.

  •   Recognise our similarities and differences and developing a sense of fairness and justice.

  •   Become well-rounded individuals who have a positive attitude to life and recognise their self-worth.

  •   Become enthusiastic life-long learners – ready to face the challenge of the ever changing modern world and global society.

  •   Recognise their strengths and areas of development.

  •   Develop confidence in challenging themselves in order to fulfill their potential.