Aims and Values
The values of our Catholic school are rooted in the teaching of Christ, and provide a basis for high standards in our academic aims as well as in our moral life.
"Living and growing in Christ"
Christ’s ministry, as recounted in the Gospels, and the values he promoted through his teachings are fundamental to the life of our school in fulfilling its purpose as a Catholic institution.
This is reflected in our Collective Worship, our teaching and learning and the way in which we treat one another.
Living and growing in Christ, the children are at the centre of all that we do and their potential to achieve is recognised. Their time in our school is characterised by a sense of belonging, security, challenge and appreciation.
At St. Aidan’s we seek to work together with parents, parishes and the local community to create an environment where we can all grow together, feel valued and develop self-esteem and a sense of responsibility.
We aim to be a worshipping, celebrating, reconciling school, living and growing with Christ.
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Values based on the Beatitudes
As a school, we feel our values - based on the Beatitudes - can be summarised as follows:
Faithfulness & Integrity
Dignity & Compassion
Humility & Gentleness
Truth & Justice
Forgiveness & Mercy
Purity & Holiness
Tolerance & Peace
The Beatitudes “...reveal the goal of human existence, the ultimate end of human acts”
(Catechism of the Catholic Church §1717)