At St. Mark’s R.C Primary School, Jesus is our special friend. He helps us to work together by making everyone feel welcomed. He wants us to recognise how specially different everyone is. He wants us to pray, work and play together knowing that he is with us. He wants us to look after our world and to love and respect each other because
we believe that all people matter.
Throughout our school you will see evidence of the 5 Ws
The purpose of the 5Ws throughout our school is to reflect the framework of the Diocese of Salford, which is rooted in the roots of the Early Church. These are:
W translates in Child-Speak as
We are all welcome in God’s name, as God’s children. We strive to include everyone within our communities and celebrate our diversity. We promote a mutual respect to build self-esteem and a sense of community as part of the kingdom of God.
Inspired by the Word of God, our school community live in the service of each other in their daily lives. The teaching and learning in Religious Studies is a main focus for the school and all students are encouraged to engage with the ‘Big Questions’ in life through higher order questioning and thinking.
Religious Studies is the foundation of our school and its principles are maintained across the curriculum and life of the school. We are witnesses to the Word of God in our actions using scripture to guide us in our relationships and behaviour.
As a whole school we aim to service and offer reverence for the dignity of the individual as a child of God. We want to enable every pupil and adult to ‘have life to the full’ in cultivating an attitude of respect for each other among the whole community.
We aim to use the Word of God to nurture our spirituality through worship opportunities such as meditation, imaginative prayer and reflection. We can reflect on spiritual, moral, social, and cultural issues through Collective Worship and participation in liturgy and recognise faiths and beliefs of other people in our school community.