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St John Fisher Primary a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Sheffield
Our 'Statement to Live By' this week: ‘I try to keep going when things are difficult and not give up’ | Lenten Class Liturgies: The last liturgies of this year's Lenten season are on Monday for Years 3-6 and Tuesdays for FS2, and Years 1-2. They start at 3pm so please arrive by 2.55pm and sign in. Thank you. | Extreme Reading 2018: Keep sending in your pictures please! Check out the article below in the 'Latest News' section and see the pictures which have been sent in so far! | 'Wake UP, Shake UP' & 'Get Set, GO!' 8.40am: 'Wake Up, Shake Up’ (on the playground or in the School Hall if the weather is poor) - 8.45am: ‘Get Set, GO!’ - children go directly to their classrooms at 8.45am from the playground (or the School Hall in poor weather). Thank you. | Save a Life! Please consider being a bone marrow donor. You can find out more and register via the following sites (1) (2) (3) . Thank you. | Forthcoming Events Please check out the calendar and weekly newsletter for details of forthcoming events!
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Our aim is to be a vibrant beating heart of our parish and local community working in partnership in order to fulfil our mission every day. The aims are written under the following headings:

  • Faith       
  • Curriculum      
  • Moral      
  • Citizenship


Aim: To create a rich and vibrant environment where our Catholic values are evident and can be experienced felt in all aspects of school life.

To achieve this:

  • all children will take part in the planned Religious Education programme (Come & See) ensuring a minimum of 10% curriculum time
  • children will participate in daily prayer, acts of worship and Mass
  • prayer corners will be a focal point in every classroom
  • quiet areas will be developed for use by children and staff for individual prayer and reflection
  • strong links will be built and consolidated with the parish and Diocese


Aim: To achieve the highest academic standards possible for every child.


To achieve this, we will:

  • develop an excellent curriculum to reflect our values, vision and mission
  • ensure all curriculum opportunities inspire/energise our children giving them the skills/confidence to become inquisitive/active/resilient life-long learners
  • ensure that in meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum we remain true to our overarching Catholic mission and priorities
  • support teachers so that the experience of all pupils is at least good
  • champion the rights of all children – especially the most vulnerable - by ensuring additional support is provided in the right way and at the right time
  • provide regular curriculum updates to families and opportunities for them to get involved
  • provide support to parents and carers when required so that they feel able to help their children
  • engage with other schools and bodies including the Sheffield Family of Catholic Schools, other local schools, the Diocese of Hallam, Learn Sheffield and the Local Authority to ensure excellence


Aim: To enable each child to have an embedded and positive sense of self-worth and confidence rooted in service to God and others and respect for self and others.


To achieve this, we will:

  • recognise and celebrate all types of achievement and endeavour
  • ensure that all relationships are based on respect and understanding
  • expect all adults to be role-models who will serve faithfully the spiritual, academic and social needs of our children
  • develop a code of behaviour rooted in Catholic values to promote positive behaviour by setting out and enforcing standards and expectations clearly


Aim: To foster a spirit of citizenship which will enable the children to understand and respond to the needs of the wider community.


To achieve this, we will:

  • continually develop a deeper knowledge, understanding and respect of our own Faith as well as other cultures, beliefs and faiths;
  • take care of our environment;
  • respond to the needs of the local and global community appropriately;
  • strive to live the Gospel values in our school and wider communities