Welcome to the Catholic Life of our school.
As a Catholic School, we consider the teaching and practice of the Catholic faith to be very important. As well as being taught during lessons, it is practised regularly and frequently in all other aspects of school life.
We are a diverse community, welcoming those of all faiths and none. Our message for all is the same; to live and love each other as we have been taught through the teachings of Jesus Christ. We believe that every child is unique and by working together we can help your child to thrive in the primary years.
We consider our diversity a strength of the school, embracing tolerance and acceptance, while teaching our children how to live in a multi-faith, multicultural society.
At St Margaret Clitherow we aim to provide a high standard of academic achievement, in an environment which upholds firm moral and Catholic values. We also want our children to develop independence and responsibility. We want our children to feel happy, safe and secure. The atmosphere at school reflects this, with a relaxed and caring environment in which children can learn effectively. Pupils and staff are encouraged to reach their full potential, in faith and learning, in a nurturing, stimulating and rewarding environment.
Prayer and worship
Prayer and worship are central to the daily life of our school. We aim to provide opportunities for children's spiritual growth and development through participation in a variety of forms of worship and through experiencing all forms of prayer: formal, informal, spontaneous, private and shared. In this way we aim to help the children to come to value and respect the power of prayer and its place in their relationship with God.
Each class has a special prayer area covered with a coloured cloth representing the time of the liturgical year, which is the main focal point during class worship. Also, each class has their own R. E. display, sharing the story and asking key questions relating to the unit being studied.
THE SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY TEAM
St Margaret Clitherow Pupil Chaplaincy team has 11 dedicated members. The children have a vital role to play in enhancing the Religious Life of our school. The children in year 5 are given the opportunity to apply each year. The previous year’s team are their role models and mentors.
The job of Pupil Chaplain has a very high profile in school and some of the tasks these pupils carry out include welcoming new pupils and staff to our school, participating in Masses and Liturgical events, co-planning, preparing and delivering collective worship in classes throughout the school, fundraising initiatives in partnership with the school council; and developing the Catholic ethos of the school.
The Chaplaincy Team meet regularly, review and carry out action plans. The team regularly plan and lead collective worship.