Ethos and Values

Spiritual development is at the core of all we do at Saint Paul’s. We aim to teach and foster the Gospel values of love of God and our neighbour, through our Curriculum and our Chaplaincy events.

The school has excellent support from the Clergy in the local area and continues to develop close links with our parishes. Pupils are encouraged to participate fully in Parish activities.

Saint Paul’s Mission Statement

“Founded on the love of Christ, and recognising the inestimable worth of each individual, Saint Paul’s exists to foster, with care and compassion, personal, spiritual and academic growth, extending into the community and beyond.”

Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust Mission Statement

“United in faith, we are the Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust. Welcome together as a Catholic family to enlighten minds, to enrich souls, to become the best people that God wants us to be; through our work, service, prayer and fun. Journey together with Jesus Christ, we learn to love and love to learn.”

Our Values in Action

As a school, we have chosen 5 of the foundational values from Jesus’ teachings in the gospels which we think should form the core of who we are and how we act as a member of this school community.

Values are more than just words and a logo. We aim to put love into action in practical ways. Year 7 have explored some concrete ways we can live this out:

Love
Love is the central value which flows into
and inspires the other four.
The words of our Patron, Saint Paul,
in his letter to the Corinthians,
sets out a framework of how to
(and how not to) treat each other.

Compassion
Care for others
Think about the sick
Are good neighbours
Are merciful
Put others first
Don’t pity people
Are sympathetic
Live humility
Keep the weak safe and secure

Stewardship
Co-operate
Act more ethically
Work as a team
Have good vision
Have joint strategy
Value good education
Love those we hate
Take responsibility
Love the planet
Care for our common home
“Stewardship is heart work”

Respect
Appreciate each other
Recognise dignity
Honour people
Have and give self-esteem
Love dignity
Give accountability
Cherish and nourish
Glorify and worship
Honour your Father and Mother

Service
Offer kindness
Serve others
Support Charity
Inspire
Love
Justice
Help
So our duty
Offer rescue
Understand
Comfort people