Vision and Values
St. Matthew’s has a clear vision for the future of our school and the education of our children. We want everyone to thrive at St. Matthew’s and this vision is summed up by our motto which is taken from Matthew 5.16: ‘Let your light shine’. We believe all children can shine at St Matthew’s and we strive for every member of our school family to succeed and flourish with us. This belief is founded on our school values of kindness, respect, aspiration and pereverance.
These values were chosen by our school family and we aim to embody these Christian values in all we do. They guide us, ground us and bind us. Therefore every family from across our community, including those of different faiths and no faith, are welcomed at St. Matthew’s and we are proud of our diversity.
That sense of family and our values help us to foster the warm, nurturing atmosphere which allows our children to thrive and succeed.
Our commitment to our children’s education helped St Matthew’s be recognised by UNICEF as a school where children’s rights are valued and promoted. We are now proud to be the first school in Trafford to be a UNICEF Gold Rights Respecting School.
Recently our school has worked together to develop our vision further, so we know what a St Matthew’s learner will be like when they leave our school. Our entire school family was involved in drawing up these aspirations: