All children are given homework on Monday, and bring it back to school on Friday.
Homework is made up of a “menu”, which has a main course that all children should complete. If you’re hungry for more, there’s also the choice of a starter and dessert.
Where possible, homework is mainly practical and verbal activities. Along with the activities on the menu, we also encourage children to read as often as possible.
A homework diary is given to all children to help parents monitor homework, and to give children a place to record their work.
Every term at Parents’ Evening, you have the chance to meet your child’s teacher to talk about progress. In July, all children bring home a report of their progress and attainment.
Children in Year 6 sit national curriculum assessments in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.
Assessment informs teachers, leadership and parents of a child’s level of progress and attainment, compared to national expectations. If you are concerned about your child’s progress, please speak to your child’s teacher. Similarly, your child’s teacher might contact you if they have concerns.
In the Foundation Stage, a profile is completed for each child to monitor progress toward Early Learning Goals.
We are determined to offer mainstream school opportunities to all children, if it is possible to meet their needs. We know all children have different needs, and treat each child as an individual.
Provision is made as far as possible for all children with Special Educational Needs. We try to identify, as early as possible, any child with additional need. We involve parents as much as possible.
All pupils identified as SEN have an APDR plan put in place by the class teacher and SENCO.
If you have any concerns about your child, don’t hesitate to speak to school staff.
In line with our Mission Statement, the behaviour we promote in school encourages self–respect and respect of each other, based on Christ’s teaching.
We recognise that discipline and good behaviour are vital to helping us function as a community.
We know there are times where we all fail to live up to our Christian ideals — we create an atmosphere of reconciliation and forgiveness.
Harassment or bullying of others is not accepted at St Catherine’s. As a school we have a clear Anti–bullying Policy, with guidelines to be followed if anyone is found to be bullying another.
Class teachers, and the Headteacher, deal seriously with all incidents of bullying. The school logs all inappropriate behaviour.
If necessary, the Discipline subcommittee of the Governing Body deals with incidents. These are then reported to the full Governing Body.
Racist behaviour is not tolerated. We have a clear policy for dealing with racist incidents, and the leadership team deal with all incidents of alleged racism.
All allegations are recorded and logged, and figures are reported to the Governing Body and Local Authority every year.