St. Catherine’s has achieved a variety of quality marks and awards which we use to focus our efforts on improving different aspects of the curriculum. Each shows our commitment to learning and the quality of the teaching in that area across the school.

Also on this page you will be able to see the awards and marks we are working towards achieving.

AWARDS WE HAVE ACHIEVED


2017

STARS – Sustainable Travel: Active, Responsible, Safe
STARS is TfL's accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries. STARS inspires young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling.


STARS supports pupils' wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion at the school gates and improve road safety and air quality.

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School Games Silver Award 2015-16
St. Catherine's have been awarded Silver School Games Award for 2015-16 for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport.

In order to achieve this award we had to:

  • provide students with two hours of physical education and school sport per week

  • engage at least 35% of students in extracurricular sporting activity every week

  • encouraging both boys and girls to take part in all sports activities (e.g. competitions in and out of school).
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    Rights Respecting Schools - Award Level 1 - 2016
    We are very happy and excited to announce that we have been awarded the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) Level 1.

    The RRSA recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between pupils and adults, between adults and between pupils.
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    Healthy Schools London - Gold Award - 2016
    We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded our Healthy Schools Gold Award. This is recognition of our hard work for achieving our 2 identifies targets which were:

    Increase the percentage of children physically active before, during and after school. Engaged 70% of inactive pupils in purposeful physical activity.

    We have worked hard over the past 2 years to record and report the impact of these targets as well as demonstrating the sustainability of these changes. We have also engaged with the wider community, shared our experience and supported others to help children to maintain or achieve a healthy weight, healthy lifestyle and wellbeing.
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    UNICEF UK Recognition of Commitment - 2015
    We have successfully achieved the UNICEF UK Recognition of Commitment (ROC) for the Rights Respecting School. This shows our commitment to reach Level 1 and 2.
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    Inclusion Quality Mark - 2015
    The Inclusion Quality Mark is a standard for assessing schools against a nationally recognised framework on inclusion. It is designed to create a dialogue about inclusion with objective and supportive evaluation by the IQM team and this results in a model for further growth.
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    Primary Science Quality Mark - 2014
    The Primary Science Quality Mark is an award scheme to enable primary schools across the UK to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their science provision. Schools can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards.
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    Healthy Schools London - Silver Award - 2014
    Awards are for schools to recognise their achievements in supporting the health and wellbeing of their pupils. There are three levels of award:

    Bronze: is awarded to schools that complete either a Local Healthy Schools Review or our Healthy Schools London Review Tool (Bronze Award) and achieve the requirements.

    Silver: in addition to holding a Bronze Award, the school will need to undertake an analysis of pupils’ needs, and identify new actions that will help pupils achieve and maintain good health and wellbeing. This should include one targeted and one school-wide action, and the school will need to make plans for how the changes will be delivered and measured.
    16-gold-star-kitemark-2Schools are judged on the number of initiatives delivered and their success in changing travel behaviour with Bronze, Silver and Gold accreditation levels. The highest performing schools across London attended the annual event at City Hall, which recognised achievements in reducing car use, increasing walking and cycling and using public transport more responsibly. Awards are presented for the best primary and secondary schools in North, South, East and West London, schools of excellence (in different travel areas) and a special recognition award.
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    London Schools Gold Club - 2013
    The Mayor’s London Schools Gold Club is an annual scheme which celebrates and shares exceptional practice in London’s primary and secondary schools. Gold Club members are schools that have succeeded against the odds in improving pupils’ aspirations and achievements.

    The scheme champions these exceptional London schools with a Mayoral Award, works with them to identify what has made the difference for their school and helps them share this practice and their experience with other London schools.
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    National Support School - 2012
    The aim of national leaders of education is to increase the leadership capacity of other schools to help raise standards. This is one part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in developing a self-improving and sustainable school system.
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    Olympic and Paralympic Values - 2012
    This theme identifies the seven values associated with the Olympics. These are made up of
    three Olympic values – Friendship, Respect and Excellence – along with the four Paralympic
    values – Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality.
    The values underpin the Games as a set of universal principles, but they can be applied to education and our lives, as well as to sport itself. Schools can even adopt these seven values as a whole school ethos.
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    Ofsted Outstanding - 2009
    Outstanding providers are those providers who have been judged to have outstanding overall effectiveness in an Ofsted inspection. There are some instances where some special criteria may apply.

    When Ofsted inspects a provider, the inspector will usually make a judgement on the standard of the provider. The very best providers receive a judgement of outstanding overall effectiveness.
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    Investor in People - 2007
    Investors in People is a management framework for high performance through people. Our prestigious accreditation is recognised across the world as a mark of excellence.

    We optimise performance by championing best practice in people management and equipping our organisations with the tools to succeed. Organisations that demonstrate the Investors in People Standard achieve our accreditation through a rigorous and objective assessment to determine performance.

    AWARDS WE ARE WORKING TOWARDS

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    Level 2 is the highest level of the Rights Respecting Schools Award. A school that achieves Level 2 has fully embedded the principles of the Convention into its ethos and curriculum. Schools must also be able to show how they will maintain these rights-based values and principles.

    To achieve accreditation, the school self-evaluates progress and when they believe they have met the four RRSA standards and criteria at Level 2, an external assessment takes place. The Unicef UK representative will then write a report. At Level 2, a committee of experts (including headteachers and Unicef UK staff) decides whether to grant a Level 2 Award.

    Achieving Level 2 takes an additional 12 to 24 months (from achieving your Level 1).

    The Level 2 Award is valid for three years, after which time schools must be re-assessed.
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    Basic Skills Mark
    The Basic Skills Quality Mark is an award that celebrates and supports continuous improvement in literacy and numeracy.

    It is awarded to a setting or school to recognise their provision, practice and performance in literacy and numeracy, and is valid for three years.

    A school or setting must demonstrate a whole school approach to improving standards in literacy and numeracy, with evidence of the impact of its approaches.

    It provides a framework for self-evaluation and continuous improvement of the basic skills of all pupils in a school.
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    Primary Science Gold Quality Mark
    Schools achieve a Primary Science Quality Mark award through a process of initial audit, followed by action and reflection.

    Supported by compulsory training and mentoring they:

    complete an initial audit against Primary Science Quality Mark criteria

    decide which award to aim for

    design an action plan which they put into place over a period of 2-3 terms

    submit reflections and key pieces of evidence (core documents) to support their submission for the selected award and to illustrate the impact that their actions have had whilst working towards the achievement of the PSQM award criteria.
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    Quality Mark for Physical Education & Sport
    A prestigious award is a powerful way of celebrating success. The afPE Quality Mark will recognise, through a succinct self review and evaluation process, the strength and quality of physical education and sport in your school. It will raise the profile of the subject and the school both locally and nationally and will promote the high quality work that is being undertaken on a day to day basis. High quality physical education and sport makes a difference to the learning and experiences of children and young people both within the subject and more widely across the curriculum.