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See our Ethos Page for infomation about how we underpin our approach to children's learning. We have also published a statement PROMOTING BRITISH VALUES. It can also be found under INFORMATION - PARENT GUIDES. The ethos of St. Catherine’s school is firmly rooted in Christian belief and practice. The vision and values are explicit and shared by all. It is a Christian environment where children are cared for, feel safe, are happy and are valued as children of God. Children want to be at the school and are eager to learn. They make good progress. Their spiritual development is supported through good quality worship and religious education. Have a look at our ethos section on the website.
Our last inspection graded us as a good church school with an outstanding award for our Collective Worship. It stated that: The distinctive Christian character of the school is a strong feature of its ethos. Children enjoy learning and their achievement is improving. Their sense of well-being supports their learning and progress. A clear Christian vision on the part of the leadership underpins the life of the school. Worship, prayer and reflective learning, are central features of the life of the school. They provide a clear focus for the school’s ethos and distinctiveness, and for the children’s spiritual and moral development. A clear Christian vision on the part of the leadership underpins the life of the school. A clear Christian vision on the part of the leadership underpins the life of the school.
The Governing Body's Annual Governance Statement can be found under More Info - Governor Reports.
We hope you find our website interesting and easy to navigate.Each class has their own page and you can see what they've been up to! It's worth a look. The Archive Section shows previous activities. The pull down menus hold lots of information. The current school development plan is under curriculum and policies so you can see what we are working on to improve further. In that document there is information about our latest test results for KS1 and KS2.Our curriculum schemes for reading, written calculations in maths, personal social and health education, RE, PE and all the other curriculum subjects are under Curriculum and Policies to give you an idea of themes your children will explore. Our Key Stage 2 results are in the section - Parent Guides. They are also published in the school handbook.
Meet the Teacher booklets for each class, Handbooks, curriculum and Children's Centre information can be found under INFORMATION - PARENT GUIDES section. Newsletters are also found under the INFORMATION section. Our Admissions Policy for 2015/ 2016 has been published and is available for you to look at when you are considering school placements next term unnder SCHOOL ADMISSIONS. Information on how we allocate and use our PE Funding and Pupil Premium Funding is under the INFORMATION and MORE INFO Sections. We have also published our Local SEND Offer which describes provision available for pupils with special needs and disabilities.
The LAUNCESTON PRIMARY SCHOOLS will continue to work together and will plan events this year. We continue to work with An Daras (Windmill and St Stephens) our partner schools in many activities and events.
Many thanks to all the fundraising efforts of the Friends we are currently buying a lot of equipment and resources, we will post details of our purchases on this site. We always need volunteers so please help.
If the school is closed in an emergency we will contact parents by our text service. Alternatively tune in to your local radio station - Radio Cornwall.