We are proud to inform you that following our recent Ofsted Inspection earlier this month, the inspectors have judged us to be a 'GOOD' school. All members of staff have contributed to this grade through their hard work and commitment. I must also thank all of your children who shared their pride and joy at being a valued member of our
St. Monica's family. Please click on the Ofsted Link to view the report.
Statement of 23rd May 2016 on use of whistles in school
There is no ban on whistles at St Monica’s Catholic Primary School. The view that loud noises can be ‘aggressive’ has never been a point of discussion in our school
(let alone a policy).
We use a variety of methods to gain the attention of pupils in different settings, such as whistles, voices, bells and klaxons. The raised hand is often employed in the classroom as an effective method, in line with many other primary schools, and we have also found it to be effective in our smaller playground with younger children.
Our children and staff communicate effectively using a variety of appropriate methods throughout the school day, particularly when undertaking the various competitive and noisy activities that our children enjoy, from inter-
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Welcome to St. Monica’s Catholic Primary School 'Let Trust, Respect and Love live here'
A place where we encourage ‘Trust, Respect and Love to Live here". We hope that your child’s time with us will be full of happiness and fulfilment.
Your child will benefit from our support and encouragment throughout their time at St. Monica's. Our aim is for all children to become independent, adaptable, caring and tolerant and to achieve their full potential. To this end, we will ensure that your child will receive a broad and balanced education that provides them with the basic skills for life.
St. Monica’s seeks to involve parents in all areas of school life and recognises the importance of your contributions and support. The school issues a half-
Parents are encouraged to come into school to discuss progress and we are proactive in meeting with parents to address concerns or celebrate achievement.
We have an active parent association which is known as the Friends of St. Monica's which all new parents are encouraged to join. The Friends of St. Monica's work very hard to support the school through a range of activities.
The Governing Body of the school is comprised of people from a variety of backgrounds, some of whom are parents of children in the school. School Governors work closely with the Headteacher and are responsible for setting the strategic direction of the school. Meetings are held termly, and committees meet in addition to main Governing Body meetings.
I hope this has given you a snapshot of what we are all about here at St. Monica’s.
‘It takes many hearts and minds to make it a happy place in which to work’ (School Prayer).