This week has seen as its centre of attention our Ofsted inspection on 27th and 28th September. Every child in the school was a credit to their families, their teachers and the St Peter’s community. The pupils’ behaviour, good manners and engagement with the members of the inspection team were all exemplary over the two days, so well done and thank you to all the children. Furthermore, I must thank every single member of the school staff who showed their usual professional commitment to our learning community before then going that extra mile to prepare for the inspection. The final report from the inspection will take several weeks to produce, so we will be able to publish the outcome towards the end of October.
On Monday, we received new from the Diocese of their intention to suspend the process of converting Catholic schools to become part of a series of Multi Academy Trusts. For us at St Peter’s this simply means carrying on with business as usual, as we were not listed in the current or next round of anticipated conversions. We will continue to work closely both with the Local Authority and our neighbouring Catholic Schools to drive forward school improvement and constantly develop the learning and progress of the children in St Peter’s.
My week ended on a high with a letter from Fr Jeremy expressing his appreciation of the Year 1 liturgy in school this week. He wrote of how well prepared the children were to share the story of God’s creation, which was evidence of pupils’ learning and understanding in their RE lessons.
I hope you all have a restful weekend, as indeed will all of the staff here at St Peter’s!
Mr R Cunningham