Catholic Life of the School

“As a Christian community we adhere to Gospel Values as the foundation for all that we do.”

Sean Pender, Headteacher

“All Saints feels like a family where each member supports and cares for each other.”

All Saints Staff Member

“The celebration of our cultural diversity and sense of community is a real strength of our school”

All Saints Student

“What does the Lord require of you? Only this, to act with justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” 

Micah 6:8

Mission Statement

We are a Catholic community whose mission is to fully prepare our students for the wider world and to send them into it equipped for life and for the service of others.  We come together from diverse backgrounds, united by Christ, by the highest aspirations and by a thirst for excellence to instil in our students a respect for themselves, for others and for their environment.  We take our inspiration from Jesus’ commandment to “love one another”.

Values Statement

All Saints is a welcoming faith community living by the value of :

  • Respect for ourselves, others and our environment.
  • Understanding, accepting and celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of our All Saints’ family.
  • Affection for all members of our school and wider community in every situation.
  • Humour in our interactions with each other, showing loving kindness to all.

Vision Statement

By 2024 we will be a school community demonstrating excellence through:

  • Every member of the All Saints’ community feeling valued, respected, represented and loved. Together we engage positively with each other and our wider community, including our hardest to reach.
  • Recruiting, developing and retaining a quality, highly skilled workforce who value learning and create a safe and secure environment that stimulates creativity and discovery.
  • A challenging, engaging and representative curriculum that fosters high aspirations. Student achievement significantly exceeds national averages.

Religious Education Department

Our aim is to help mould our students into global citizens, to be religiously, culturally and ethically literate and aware, to be compassionate and respectful. Pope Francis said of education that it should ‘aim to seize minds, hearts and hands’. Our students should know, feel and put their learning into action now, and in the future.   

Religious Education at All Saints is not just about academic success. We believe that students gain skills from studying Religious Education in Key Stage 3, 4 and Core RE/A level at KS5 in critical thinking, writing, oracy as well as in religious, ethical and global knowledge.   

Clicks the links below to view our Religious Education and RSE Curriculum:

“A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.”

John 13: 34-35

Chaplaincy and Collective Worship

We believe the promotion and enhancement of the Catholic life of the school is a collective responsibility that guarantees a consistent and visible delivery of our Catholic mission.The co-ordination of the Catholic Life of the school is led by our Director of Mission & Ethos, Mr Weir and is supported by our Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, Miss Healy. 

Prayer Life of the School/Collective Worship

Prayer and worship are central to the daily life of the school.  There are opportunities for reflection and prayer in Form, Assemblies and whenever we gather together to celebrate the Eucharist or a seasonal Liturgy. We also gather as Houses to celebrate House Feast days.  Our Diocesan parish priests very kindly support the school in its mission, are frequent visitors to school  and their presence is always a welcome and valued support, especially to celebrate Mass.  With a dedicated prayer area, we are fortunate to have the Blessed Sacrament present in the Chapel often. 

Faith In Action/Fundraising

We have a cyclical calendar actively working to support the Churches mission to promote social justice.  Each term students are actively engaged in responding to Catholic Social Teaching locally, nationally and globally and seem to have a tireless spirit of generosity.  All our fundraising initiatives look to educate as well as raise money and will often focus on stewardship, all having a voice (subsidiarity), partnership, solidarity, dignity, a preferential option for the poor and the common good.  Additionally, service of neighbour, compassion, gentleness, tolerance, and loving kindness are a focus of all fundraising, aligning educational awareness with opportunities for spiritual reflection.  Our students have an excellent record and reputation for living the gospel and frequently raise £10,000 a year for good causes.

Retreats and Wider Experiences

We offer an annual Residential Retreat programme for each year group with the Salesian community whose charism is service of young people.  These are a popular 3 day residential experience allowing students an opportunity to step back from the daily routine and examine their inner most selves.  This time out allows students to develop their relationships with God and one another as well as coming to understand who they are and who they want to be in a deeper way.  Further opportunities and experiences include Cafod campaigns, CYMFed/Flame national conference, World Youth Day and the Hallam Youth Diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage (Year 10-13)

“My Brothers and sisters, what good is it for people to say they have faith if their actions do not prove it?​ Can that faith save them?

Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don’t have enough to eat. What good is there in your saying to them “God bless you! Keep warm and eat well” if you don’t give them the necessities of life?

So it is with faith: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.

James 2: 14-17

Meet our School Chaplain

Hi, my name is Miss Healy

About 12 years ago I began my role as Chaplaincy Coordinator in All Saints, after spending some years as a Teaching Assistant in school.

I grew up in Sheffield, one of nine children and attended St Pauls Secondary School until it became All Saints in 1976. Five of my siblings were boys so I was brought up playing football and from a very early age supported the red side of the city although 7 of my siblings were blue.

I worked in Lourdes France in my early years for a charity called the Across Trust. We lived and worked in a community and this has continued in to my role at All Saints.

Building community is at the heart of my role as Chaplaincy Coordinator and that means being a presence. I am here to accompany our students and staff on their spiritual journey, to help them make sense of life. I provide a listening ear, caring presence, and message of hope to all.

My office door is open to everyone.

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