Our Catholic Ethos
"St Gerard's Catholic Primary school is an outstanding school in providing Catholic Education."
"At St Gerard’s all pupils fully embrace their Catholic faith and values. This permeates everything they do each day for their school community. One can feel the sense of strong community and love throughout each part of the school from the moment of arrival."
(RE Inspection June 2023)
Our Christian faith lies at the heart of our ethos.
At St Gerard's we:
- Enable our children to acquire an excellent religious education through a well taught and well-resourced RE curriculum.
- Promote Christian values of love and acceptance, providing opportunities for all to develop an awareness of God’s presence.
- Enrich the spiritual life of the school community through quiet reflection, prayer, collective worship and celebration.
- Promote learning and equality for all as we strive to create independent, spiritual, life-long learners.
- Developing strong links between our school and the parish community.
- Work together to promote and safeguard the welfare of everyone in our school community.
With these underlying principles, we embark upon a journey which leads the children to understand the relationship between life and faith. As a Catholic school, we promote the Gospel values of love and forgiveness. We welcome and value everyone in our school, celebrating and valuing our differences, our uniqueness and that we are all equally loved by God.
We aim to ensures that pupils are happy and excited about living and learning in a community full of difference and diversity. To ensure that our children are taught to live out these values, we ensure that teaching of RE, PSHE and RSE is strong. We use the following programmes to teach about equality and diversity through the curriculum:
RE- To Know You More Clearly (EYFS and Year 1) / Come and See (Years 2-6)
PSHE- Scarf Coram Life Education / No Outsiders
RSE- Journey in Love / Scarf Coram Life Education
Pope Francis has voiced his desire for the year to foster a greater sense of global brotherhood and solidarity with the poor, as well as care for the environment by announcing the Jubilee Year in 2025 - 'Pilgrims of Hope'.
At St Gerard's, we are enthusiastic about this journey leading up to the Jubilee 2025 as we will be devoting 2024 to prayer. More information regarding the Jubilee Year 2025 can be found in the PPT below, provided by the Archdiocese of Liverpool.