School Mission Statement
At Lochyside RC Primary School we are engaged in the pursuit of excellence.
We present the children with opportunities to develop the four capacities of A Curriculum for Excellence so that they will become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
This will equip them with skills and attitudes for lifelong learning and will prepare them for life beyond school.
Our overall aim is to create a secure, happy and friendly environment where the children are encouraged to develop academically, socially, emotionally and creatively to the best of their ability.
Our commitment as a Catholic school plays a central part as we endeavour to reflect the ideals of our faith in our everyday practice, particularly in the ethos and positive attitude of the school as a whole.
We focus on the development of a community based on genuine care and understanding where each child is respected, valued and encouraged to realise his full potential.
1 To maximise standards of attainment by –
· providing a curriculum which illustrates breadth and balance in all areas
· ensuring a coherent and progressive approach to teaching and learning
· enhancing the ethos of achievement through recognising and celebrating the success of all
· regular monitoring of progress and achievement
2 To provide a quality learning environment which stimulates and motivates pupils by –
· encouraging positive attitudes in the pupils towards themselves and others
· ensuring equal opportunities for all pupils through a policy of inclusion
· promoting the health and well-being of all members of the school community
3 To make effective provision for pupils with Additional Support Needs by-
· meeting pupils’ individual needs
· assisting pupils to make optimum use of their abilities and educational opportunities
4 To develop in pupils a knowledge and understanding of the Catholic faith by –
· ensuring the school environment promotes and reflects the values and
teachings of the Catholic Church
· reflecting the liturgical calendar of the Church through planned spiritual services
5 To encourage partnership with parents and the community to enhance the quality of pupils’ learning and welfare by –
· recognising the rights of parents to be informed, consulted and involved in the education of their children
· maintaining co-operative relationships with the Parent Council
· promoting opportunities for pupils to develop enterprising skills through links with members of the local community
6 To enhance professionalism of staff by –
· ensuring that all staff have opportunities for continuing professional development
· undertaking CPD courses which respond to individual needs and school priorities
· liaising with colleagues and staff in other schools to share good practice.