St. John Fisher

St. John Fisher
Catholic Primary School

School values & Ethos

Our Values are embedded in Love through God -

Love of Self and Love of Others.

At St John Fisher we aspire to teach the children in our school to have respect for religious and moral values and to have respect for all other races, religions and ways of life. We actively encourage the children to celebrate difference.

Staff model these values and teach them to the pupils who are rewarded for displaying these values, earning points for their House. Each House has a Saint's name. The Saint is also a role model for our Pupils. 

We wish to foster our pupils’ relationship with God and with others in order to be capable of reaching their full potential as responsible and caring adults.

We aim:

  • To provide a safe, caring stimulating environment for our children
  • To foster in our children a reverence for God, the real presence of Christ in the world and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit
  • To foster and celebrate a sense of love and respect for one another, and a true understanding of the Catholic Faith
  • To see the values of God’s kingdom, prayer, truth, holiness, justice, love, forgiveness and peace at work in our school community
  • To deepen the relationship between the home, school and our local parishes
  • To use the school’s Mission Statement as a basis for ensuring personal growth and professional development within our community
  • To help the children to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them to live a full and interesting adult life in the community

Brentwood Diocesan Education Service Statement of Commitment: Racism in Catholic Schools

There is no place for racism in our Church and education community.

The Diocese of Brentwood is actively working with pupils, teachers, parents, governors and service providers, through the Brentwood Diocesan Education Service, to promote inclusion and a culture of respect.

We believe that every person is created in the image and likeness of God and we uphold fairness and justice for all people.

The Diocese of Brentwood is committed to:

  • ensuring that no pupil leaves any of our schools without knowing and understanding that all human life is sacred and that, racism can never be justified in any circumstances
  • ensuring that our schools celebrate the richness of racial diversity in our day to day lives and throughout the world
  • providing regular opportunities for pupils, teachers and others to share their stories and be heard
  • ensuring that no pupil in our schools is subject to prejudice or discrimination or experiences bias based on their social, cultural or ethnic heritage
  • regularly reviewing and developing the curriculum in our schools so that it presents and explores society, culture, literature and history accurately and fairly
  • actively encouraging the creation of diverse staff and governance teams that reflect our school communities and ensures that black, Asian and minority ethnic team members have equal opportunities to all posts/roles
  • collating, reviewing, monitoring and evaluating school-level data in a way that enables us to address any concerns relating to discrimination and to identify exemplary practice, reporting these annually to the Diocesan Board of Education (DBE)
  • setting up of a working group to help us find the best ways to deliver on these commitments.
  • Supporting Catholic schools to provide excellent education where pupils flourish, and Christ is made known to all