St Winefride's is a Catholic Voluntary Academy and is proud to be part of the Blessed Christopher Wharton Catholic Academy Trust. For further information about the Trust and its work can be found by visiting the academy trust website: Christopher Wharton Academy Trust
With Jesus Christ at the centre of our life, we will provide Catholic schools open to all who want to share our educational goals inspired by Christian principles. We will offer the highest possible standards of education in which faith, culture and life are united in harmony. For the common good, we will work in partnership and trust with each other, with families, our communities and with all involved in the mission of education. We will encourage and empower children and young people to recognise and realise their God-given potential, providing them with opportunities to develop harmoniously their physical, moral, intellectual and spiritual gifts. We will help them to aspire to a sense of personal dignity and responsibility, to learn the correct use of freedom, and to participate actively in their communities. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we will teach Gospel values, as together we celebrate and live our call to follow Christ the teacher in self-giving love and service.
The Core Principles Of The Trust
The Trust and each academy within the Trust will adhere to the following principles:
The search for excellence
Our education is, primarily, about “human flourishing.” It is concerned with the development of the whole person. The aim of Catholic education is to draw out of all people their God-given potential to enable them to fulfil their unique role in society. All involved in the Trust will promote this for the benefit of the young people in our care.
The uniqueness of the individual
Made in God’s image and loved by Him.
The education of the whole person
Based on the belief that the human and the divine are inseparable.
The education of the whole person not only enhances the dignity of the individual, in the long term it promotes the common good in society and in the world-wide human community.
The education of all
with the particular duty to care for the poor and disadvantaged.
In the multi-academy trust, the trustee directors and all academies have a moral responsibility for the good of all schools within the trust.
means we are all responsible for each other. No school or college is an island entire of itself:
“Our schools, not my school.”
means that decisions are taken at the most appropriate level. No-one involved in the academy - directors, governors, staff, parents and young people - has the right to disregard the good of a constituent academy while promoting the good of their own. All involved have the duty to recognise the complementary responsibilities to be undertaken within the Trust.
At the heart of the Church’s social teaching is the duty to care for others. This is a founding principle of our Multi Academy Trust.