English Martyrs Catholic

Primary School

A Learning Community in Christ

Developing our Vision

What is our Vision? What are our Values?


Welcome to   Developing our Vision for English Martyrs


One of the core functions of the Governing Body is

Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction

We have recognised that this is not always clearly articulated or visible to our school community so we have decided that this needs to be addressed. 


What are our goals?

  • We will develop a Vision for our school that is clearly articulated and understood.
  • We will agree a set of values that will be visible in everyday life of the school
  • We will have a strategic plan that states what we need in order to achieve our vision

How are we doing this?

We will work in collaboration with all our stakeholders – staff, pupils, parents and parishioners.


We are following a recognised process that guides our thinking and ensures collaboration, engagement, communication and execution.


What have we done so far? (March 2021 update)


We have chosen our School Values….


In collaboration with Staff, Pupils and Parents we have chosen the following 4 Values that we want to live by in our school:

Community, Respect, Inspire and Belief


These values were chosen by looking at what we all believed were important to us, listening to staff and pupils, understanding what they relate to and why.


As part of this process we also looked at vision statements for each of these values so that we have a common understanding of what these are. In our recent parent survey we asked for feedback on what was most important to you and this has resulted in the following vision statements for our School Values:


Community: We have a responsibility to inspire, believe and respect each other within our school and wider community


Respect: We listen, all voices are heard and valued.  We encourage diversity, we respect difference


Inspire: We have a curriculum that is engaging and interesting to all. We understand what inspires and motivates the pupils


Belief: Our pupils believe in their ability and strive to do more


What does this look like for the children?


          During the year, we have been looking at each of our values and exploring what they mean to us, why they are important and what they look like when we are living them out in our school.  To complete their learning, the children have been designing logos that represent the value in English Martyrs school.  So far we have chosen our logos to represent 'Community', 'Inspire' and 'Belief':



What’s next?

We are using our Value and vision statements to develop and articulate our School Vision. Once this has been agreed we will start to develop our strategy for achieving our Vision.


If you would like to get more involved then please contact