As a Catholic academy, our faith is central to who we are and what we do. This is reflected not just in our excellent R.E. curriculum but through all aspects of our life together as a community. Our policies are written specifically to be in line with the teaching of the Catholic Church and to reflect the Catholic Schools Pupil Profile. We model our behaviour and expectations on Jesus’ example, asking ourselves “What Would Jesus Do?”
Staff and pupils work together to prepare thoughtful, reverent Masses and assemblies, which are celebrated weekly. Parents and members of the wider community are always welcome to join us for Mass in our Chapel. We work closely with our Parish Priest, Fr Mark Crisp, our assistant priest Fr Gary Mantle who is also our chaplain and with Sr Lydwin the parish administrator. We share our faith on a daily basis, and welcome families of all faiths, or none, so that all pupils will learn a deep respect and tolerance for religious beliefs. We know that when our pupils reach adulthood, they will need personal skills as well as knowledge. We celebrate difference and successes and we develop high self-esteem, the motivation to succeed and independent, responsible learners, so that they are fully equipped to compete in tomorrow’s market-place for employment.
Our Catholic values and virtues encourage mutual respect and we are fortunate to have the excellent support of Catholic families, staff and friends in the community and parish, all of whom have helped to promote our caring apostolic work at St Michael’s.
Our Parish Church is St Michael’s, Penn, Coalway Road. WV3 7ND
As well as our Catholic values and virtues, we ensure our pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain through our Modern British Values curriculum which covers democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.