As a Christian school St Oswald’s will find opportunities throughout the school’s curriculum, explicit and implicit, and through relationships at all levels, to share the Christian gospel and to demonstrate the life of faith in God. This will be seen in relationships, attitudes, understanding of right and wrong, forgiveness, and tolerance. Children of other faiths, or none, will be welcomed to the school. The Christian identity of the school will be obvious in all policy documents and correspondence.
The spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of each child will be based upon the values and virtues of our society’s Judaeo-Christian tradition: love of neighbour, the pursuit of truth and justice, the challenge of service and duty, and the experience of trust and forgiveness.
These values and virtues find expression in all aspects of the school: in the curriculum and character and life of the school through:
· spiritual development which fully recognises the religious dimension of education throughout the curriculum and in the daily act of worship
· moral development which builds character, enabling each child to have the courage to do what is right
· cultural development which incorporates the Christian heritage of this country as well as the contribution made by other religions and cultures
· mental and physical development which releases each child’s full potential to grown in the image of God.