Margaret Yates Head Teacher Personal Statement


 It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your child to the St Gregory’s Catholic Academy website, which is part of the All Saints Catholic Collegiate.

Choosing your child’s school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make.  The purpose of this website is to inform you about our vision, values and ethos, curriculum standards and provision, including the wide range and high quality opportunities available to every child at St Gregory's.
As a Catholic school our fundamental mission is to promote the teachings of Christ through our Mission Statement, daily worship and the teaching of RE which includes teaching pupils about other faiths, traditions and cultures so that they learn to understand and appreciate the richness and diversity of our school and global community. 

We delight in the many comments from visitors about the learning environment, which highlighted the ethos.  This culture is firmly embedded, enabling children of all ages, gender, ability and personality to thrive and succeed. High expectations for good behaviour are fundamental if our children are to develop positive long-term relationships and remain happy, safe and confident to work independently and alongside others, to support their learning in school and in preparation for future life in Britain and as global citizens. This is one of the many outstanding areas highlighted in the academy's most recent Ofsted inspection report (Dec 2016)


Through a vibrant and creative curriculum children’s learning is enhanced by a wide variety of extra-curricular sporting activities and after-school clubs, for pupils in all key stages.  Our links with specialist music teachers, sports coaches and   subject specialists for modern foreign languages enable our children to access high quality teaching and learning whilst enabling pupils to participate and perform through instrumental teaching, competitive team sports, drama and performing arts.

We retain a high regard for the importance of engaging with families through regular communication and contact with parents.  Celebration assemblies are held every half-term, to share children’s achievements and successes; Induction evenings for parents are held in school, as children transfer between key stages; ‘Watch me Learn’ sessions provide opportunities for parents to participate in lessons alongside their children, whilst consultation evenings involve pupils in sharing and discussing their own progress in learning.  ‘Family Learning ‘events  are also held regularly so that parents and children can access activities and learn together, which also assists parents and carers in supporting children’s learning at home.

‘Service Before Self,’ is our school motto, and this concept is nurtured from the earliest age. We are extremely proud of the daily contribution made by our pupil leaders, including the active School Council, peer mediators, sports champions and monitors.  This makes for a vibrant and dynamic learning community in which everyone celebrates achievements and success. 

Whilst I hope you find this brief introduction useful, there can be no substitute for a personal visit and you are warmly invited to visit, by prior arrangement; you can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

I look forward to meeting you and your child in the future.

Mrs Margaret Yates

Executive Principal


We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to leave comments in the Guestbook, or contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting!

Mrs Andrea Bradbury - Foundation Governor

Andrea Bradbury M.B.E., is a retired police Inspector with a background in community safety, problem solving, performance, major incidents, public protection and early action. In the last 8 years, she worked in the Counter Terrorism Branch developing local Prevent and safeguarding strategies but contributing Nationally and across Europe.

She was educated at St. Mary’s RC Primary School (where both parents were foundation Governors) then Paddock House Convent and Liverpool University, gaining a BSc Hons degree in Physics and Mathematics.

Her husband is a manager at BAe and both their children attended St. Charles. Her eldest son went on to St. Augustine’s and Clitheroe Grammar before gaining a scholarship and Master’s Degree at Oxford University. He currently works for an American business consulting group, in London. Andrea’s daughter is passionate about art and musical theatre and attends a local private school where her grandma was the Deputy Head for 29 years.

Andrea is a member of the Parish Committee, choir, cleaning rota and co-ordinates Sunday Club.

 

Her vision is for all children to achieve their potential but be cared for and happy in life.

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