Head Teacher’s Welcome
As Headteacher of this fantastic school I would like to extend a warm welcome to the All Saints website and thank you for your interest in our school. I hope that by viewing these pages you will get an insight in to the community of our school and all the factors which make All Saints successful.
We are an 11 -18 Catholic Comprehensive school located in Dagenham and in the Diocese of Brentwood. We have been awarded National Teaching School status and have held this since 2012. Our school mission statement encapsulates the foundations on which our school has been built and continues to grow.
We are all one in Christ, our mission and our responsibility is to recognise all individuals in our community as part of the body of Christ and to value them accordingly in our treatment of them, thriving and progressing in a spirit of togetherness. (1 Cor. 12-29)
All Saints Catholic School believes that the overriding principles that inform the work of the whole school are to:
- Lead children to responsible freedom, to enable expression of human uniqueness;
- Provide opportunities for pupils and staff to experience, express, celebrate and live out our faith;
- Provide a “setting in which the pupils can experience their dignity as persons before they know its definition”.
We have an enthusiastic body of students and staff each bringing their unique skills and God given talents to our school. We recognise that each child is an individual and we strive to ensure that they all reach their full potential academically, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. We work closely with our parents and also our parishes who are all incredibly supportive. The pupil, parent and parish trio working together ensures that we are able to provide a holistic education where we develop young people to be responsible citizens leaving our school ready to go out and make a positive contribution to their communities and further afield. We have high expectations of all in our community and this is reflected in all aspects of school life. We have received numerous accreditations regarding our achievements both academically and in recognition of our support of our students.
We have aspirations for our children and we work with determination and care to support them in achieving these. I trust that you will find the information held here useful and informative.