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Our Vision & Mission

Love~ Respect~ Shine: Our Shared Vision

At Cheadle Catholic Infant School we offer a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. Our aim is to provide secure foundations for future learning, We want to ensure that our children acquire skills, knowledge and understanding through a love of learning. We want to nurture a belief that nothing is impossible and that all barriers to learning can be overcome. Our ambition for all our children is for them to be happy, respectful, loving, caring, confident and resilient learners who will grow up to be inspirational adults who will shine in all that they do. 

All of the staff work very hard to make lessons interesting and to help every child find their best way of learning. As a result we have a wonderful school full of happy, well behaved children who are a pleasure to teach.

We are committed to achieving this vision by:


  • Being reflective practitioners by taking on feedback and accessing continuous professional development in order to enhance our practice.
  • Listening to the views of all stakeholders and ensuring effective communication between all.
  • Providing a broad and balanced curriculum for all pupils.
  • Promoting a ‘CAN DO’ attitude to all aspects of school life for ALL of our children


Our Mission



Cheadle Catholic Infant School provides the opportunity for our children and families to love and be loved:


'We love because He first loved us.'  1John 4:19

We do this by:


  • Creating caring Catholic community in which all members can grow in love, trust and respect for one another.
  • Providing a curriculum and learning environment where every child feels loved, safe and cared for.
  • Providing a curriculum and learning environment where every child loves to come to school and loves to learn.
  • Providing opportunities for  children to show love for each other and God's world.



Cheadle Catholic Infant School ensures that all children, families and stakeholders are respected and valued. We do this by:


  • Ensuring that each member of our Catholic  school community feels special and is given the opportunity to shine as a child of God.
  • Providing a happy, safe school where everyone is respected and listened to.
  • Providing a curriculum where children are encouraged to develop mutual respect and tolerance for each other.
  • Encouraging children to challenge any discriminatory behaviour.
  • Celebrating  and rejoicing in our similarities and differences



Cheadle Catholic Infant School encourages all children to 'shine' and achieve in all that they do.


We do this by:

  • Providing  a broad and balanced curriculum which enables children to fully develop their talents, gifts and skills.
  • Providing a curriculum will provide secure foundations for future learning.
  • Nurturing confidence and  high self esteem.
  • Having high expectations of every child and member of staff in school.
  • Ensuring that our curriculum provides opportunities for our children to become confident, resilient and independent learners.
  • Regularly celebrating the talents and achievements of all of our children.
  • Providing opportunities for our children to develop the skills and character that will help them to succeed in life.
  • Encouraging our children to be aspirational,  enjoy challenge, determined, positive and reflective. We link these values to our growth mind set characters:



     Aspiration: Billy Brain


   Challenge:  Charlie Challenge


   Determination : Determined Dan


  Positivity: Positive Pat


  Reflection: Ricky Reflector






CCIS Growth Mindset Characters & Links to Key Skills




Key Skill

I Am Learning To

Determined Dan


Be curious

Be curious about new things


Ask questions about what, when, where


Plan where I will work and what I will do

Make Choices

Make choices from a limited selection of



Give a simple reason for an action

Form opinions

Give a simple opinion of my own

Apply knowledge

Make links to find simple relationships

between objects

Ricky Reflector



Tell someone what I have been doing




Tell someone how I would change what I have

been doing


Emotional Skills

Be self aware

I tell someone how I am feeling

Manage my feelings

I know what to do if I feel worried or angry

Understand others feelings

Recognise simple emotions in other people

Billy Brain


Use Imagination

Use my imagination to make things

Lateral thinking

Suggest a way to solve a problem

Charlie Challenge



Stick at a short task until I have finished

Manage Distractions

Stay on task in a small group

Set goals

Set myself a small challenge

Be independent

Tidy up at the end of an activity

Positive Pat


Collaborate, value & support others

Take turns in an activity


Talk to others


Listen to others