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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust

Aims of the Mater Christi Trust

As a Trust, we aim to


Our Catholic Life #Loving


  • Encourage the love and service of God and others
  • Nurture the Catholic Faith of our communities through a rich prayer life
  • Invite all to live an actively authentic life as part of God's family
  • Know and experience the presence of God in our lives


Our Curriculum #Learning


  • Work together to provide an excellent education that is relevant to the lives of our young people in each of our schools
  • Support our children to grow in virtue so as to make a positive and intentional  contribution to society, and to bear witness to God's word
  • Enlighten the lives of our young people by providing a wider curriculum that gives opportunities for all to develop and build their self-belief and worth
  • Ensure our young people leave us as happy, compassionate and fulfilled individuals of good character


Our Staff #Together


  • Ensure that we appreciate and are grateful for the contribution of our Staff and Governors to our Mission
  • Actively encourage each other to discern the best possible actions that lead to excellence
  • Place wellbeing at the heart of the development of our policies and practice
  • Be attentive to the needs of our staff so that they are encouraged to meet their personal goals


Pastoral Care #Loving


  • Ensure the interests of our children are paramount and guide everything we seek to do
  • Promote and develop eloquence, dignity and compassion so our communities are loving, hopeful and attentive
  • Honour the richness of diversity in our school by recognising that all are made in the image of God
  • Support our children to be wise, learned and curious


Communities and Partners #Trust


  • Be attentive to the voices in our communities
  • Build truthful, prophetic and inclusive relationships
  • Be generous in our collaborative work for the positive development of all schools within our MAT
  • Establish clear and relevant communication channels, allowing our schools and stake-holders to be visible in their local community and across the Diocese.