Mission, Vision and Values

Sacred Heart Primary School Part of Nicholas Postgate Catholic Academy Trust


Vision Statement


Our vision is for all children to;

Develop a relationship with God

Serve others and serve in the world

Have a wealth of exciting learning opportunities

Aspire to do and be the very best they can

Have the confidence to persevere and be resilient

Become independent, life-long learners

Be prepared for the next stage of their education and the challenges of the world

Break the mould and reach for the stars



 Virtues and Values Statement   (known by the children as our Be Attitudes) 

‘What we are called to respect in each person is first of all his life, his physical integrity, his dignity and the rights deriving from that dignity, his reputation, his property, his ethnic and cultural identity, his ideas and his political choices. We are therefore called to think, speak and write respectfully of the other, not only in his presence, but always and everywhere, avoiding unfair criticism or defamation.’ (Pope Francis)

As Catholics we desire to follow the teachings of the Gospel revealed through the Church. We look to scripture for revelation from God which will guide us in the way he wants us to live. In the Gospels and our Church tradition we find the person of Jesus, through his teachings and interactions with people, showing us the way to live our lives. The Beatitudes (Matthew 5) encapsulate the values we want to live by and that we would want to nurture and develop in the children in our care:

Pupils understand this as our Be-attitudes and our school attributes, which are:


S SELF-DISCIPLINE Children’s ability to control their impulses appears to lead to better health, wealth and mental happiness in later life. In school, self-discipline is central.

Great learners need to listen, absorb and think. They need to keep going through difficult patches, stick at hard tasks, manage their time well and keep mental focus.

A ACCEPTANCE Regarding different types of people and ways of life with tolerance and acceptance.
C COURAGE Children need moral courage to turn away from distractions and to be willing to be seen as “a geek” if they want to study. Learning anything is about approaching the unknown, and stepping up to new challenges. Great learners are just as frightened of this as others, but can overcome their fear and find focus. They are able to try, fail, and try again.
R RESILIENCE Resilient children give things a try. They understand that learning has plenty of setbacks and that they can overcome them.
E EMPATHY The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
D DETERMINATION The quality of being determined to seeing something through to the end and being determined to succeed.
H HONESTY Honesty grows confidence, attracts goodwill, and gives children an infallible compass with which to steer their learning.
E EMPOWERMENT Feeling empowered makes you more confident and makes you feel that you are in control of your life
A AMBITION Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.
R RESPECT Having due regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others.
T TEAM WORK The willingness of a group of people to work together to achieve a common aim.