The Church insists on the highest standards of academic achievement in its schools, so that our young people leave us as ‘agents of change’ – educated and caring people who have the qualifications, knowledge and skills they need to flourish as human beings and make the world a better place.
Inspired by our Teacher, Jesus Christ, and his good news to the poor, we have a commitment especially to those who are disadvantaged. We are determined that a child’s start in life need not determine their future. We are committed to the well-being of the earth, our common home, inspired by the example of Pope Francis: to live wisely, think deeply and love generously.
In all our schools we will develop a culture of high expectation and aspiration, based on our fundamental belief in the dignity of all human beings. We want all our pupils to flourish in safe, happy and enriching environments, taught and supported by adults who are skilled, motivated and committed to our shared vision and values.
We will work together as one Trust, one family of schools, a community inspired by a vision for excellence. We commit ourselves to deepen our mission and raise standards in order to provide an excellent Catholic education for every child in our care.
“Our mission is to be a community of outstanding schools in which our pupils flourish in safe, happy and stimulating environments and leave us with the knowledge and skills, personal qualities and aspirations, to make the world a better place, inspired by the Gospel.”
Mission Statement, 2018
We are defined by our mission and our Gospel values. These stand at the heart of everything we do:
- Humility – seeing life as a gift
- Compassion – empathy
- Kindness – gentleness
- Justice – working for a fairer world
- Forgiveness - reconciliation
- Integrity – do what you say
- Peace – committed to peace-making, non-violence
- Courage – standing up for truth
Our schools are invited to adopt this common set of Gospel values and integrate them into the liturgical and curriculum life of the school.
A Vision for Excellence
The vision, values and principles of Plymouth CAST are set out in 'A Vision for Excellence' approved by the Board in November 2018 with the foreword provided by Bishop Mark O'Toole.