"A buzz of learning activity and endeavour permeates the whole school......Teaching and learning are at the heart of all the school does. The quality of teaching and learning is monitored rigorously; second best for anyone simply will not do......Outstanding leadership over time has turned the school into an exhilarating learning community which is constantly seeking further improvement and new aspirational horizons."
"Students' personal development is outstanding. They report that they feel very safe and that instances of bullying, which are very rare, are dealt with quickly. Students make an exemplary contribution to the establishment of a harmonious and caring school community. Their behaviour, including behaviour for learning, is outstanding and was very clearly evidenced in lesson observations."
We insist that all students behave in an appropriate manner, in the classroom, around school and in the immediate vicinity of the school grounds. Sanctions we can impose include; detentions, fixed term exclusions and permanent exclusions. Behaviour can be monitored by reports and parents/carers are fully informed of all decisions made.
We have a carefully thought out anti-bullying policy. Students were involved in developing this. We always act promptly when we are made aware of bullying. We do not tolerate bullying. We counsel and support the victims. We have a Transition Learning Mentor based in our school and also working at St James’ Catholic High School and our respective Feeder Primary Schools. Her role is to facilitate the smooth transition from Primary to Secondary School.