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St Osburg

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Our school and parish church is dedicated to Coventry's local saint, St Osburga, who founded a nunnery which was reportedly the first settlemens in the city. Refounded by Leofric and Godiva in 1043 after it's destruction by the Vikings, Osburga's monastery grew into the city's first Cathedral of St Mary, and her shrine was venerated and became a place of pilgrimage throughout the Middle Ages.

 

Our church and primary school in Coventry, were both built in the nineteenth century, are named in honour of St Osburg.

St Osburg’s official feast day according to the Catholic Church is 30 March but it is celebrated on 9th  September at St Osburg's, the day the church was dedicated in 1845.

Learning About and Living Out Our Faith

Spirituality 

 

  • We pray together daily and make worship a priority in our school community. 
  • We respond to the call of God and through our example encourage the children to do the same.
  • Each member of our community, regardless of race or creed is regarded as a precious individual, and is treated as such, thus nurturing a school community which is a model of justice and love enabling the development of self discipline.
  • We actively seek to promote the basic virtues of honesty, fairness, politeness and race equality so that this will become a way of life for the children.
  • We journey with parents, parish, clergy and community to prepare the children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation so developing their personal commitment and growth in Jesus.
  • We encourage the children to develop a caring attitude e.g. establishing prayer friend relationships and Year 6 responsibilities.
  • The children enjoy a Celebration Assembly each Friday. We share the ‘Workers of the Week’ for each year group.  We also give awards for attendance and pass on ‘Tidy Ted.’

RE Inspection Report (Section 48 Diocesan Inspection) - We are an outstanding catholic school.

Collective Worship & Liturgy Policy

Parish Community

  • We believe that our school is part of St Osburgs’ Parish Family
     
  • We hold the Mass sacred and the need to pray together as a parish family on Sunday.                
     
  • We value and support all aspects of our parish life and community

Through Curriculum

We strive to develop a Jesus-centred teaching and learning environment in which a broad and balanced curriculum is delivered
 

  • We promote a discipline for learning to encourage self -belief, confidence and independent learning in the children, empowering them to develop a sense of citizenship knowing how to work co-operatively and collaboratively.
  • In acknowledging the value of each person, we strive to provide equal opportunities for all. We recognise and respect in particular Special Educational Needs and a need for an enhanced understanding of race, creeds and cultures. We identify the more able children and our Inclusion policy addresses issues to ensure needs are met.

Through the Wider Community

We reach out to touch the lives of those in need by fund - raising for recognised charities – home and abroad and through involvement in projects answering need.
 

  • We recognise we are part of a multi-cultural society and as such encourage greater involvement e.g. visiting places of worship for other faiths, inviting outside guests into school.
     
  • We aim to increase the awareness of the needs of the disabled and other minority groups.

R.E Inspection Report March 2011

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