|We are luck to be among the top 10% of London schools, setting high standards to inspire others to transform travel habits, fully engage the wider community to promote best practices, and see a measurable reduction in the number of journeys made by car every day.
What We Needed To Do:
Within three academic years complete 25 different travel activities, 15 supporting activities and 8 consultation activities
Provide evidence for each activity completed
Demonstrate at least a 6% modal shift away from the car or at least 90% of pupils travelling actively
|The assessor, Mr Paul Harris, would like to thank the children, the leadership team, staff, parents and governors for their warm welcome to the school, for the opportunity to speak with adults and pupils during the assessment, and for the very detailed evidence provided to support the process. Mr Harris recognised the following as particular strengths of our school –
a very clear strategic commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
an ethos which is underpinned by respect creating a welcoming, supportive and inclusive learning community
pupil’s views are listened to and taken seriously
children are encouraged to learn about and engage with the wider world
|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.
|- provide all students with two hours of timetabled Physical Education per
week (within the curriculum only) and have extra curriculum provision in
addition to this – applicable to Years 3-11 only;
- engage at least 50% of pupils (20% for special schools/PRUs) in
extracurricular sporting activity every week – applicable to Years 3-11 only;
- of the 50% of pupils engaged (20% for Special Schools/PRUs) in the
setting’s extra curriculum provision over the academic year 15% of these
pupils should be from the non-active population.
The provision of support for talented young sports people
1. secondary criteria: offer talented young sports people specific support
to help them to balance their sporting commitments with school and
2. primary and special criteria (PRUs N/A): offer talented young sports
people specific support to help them to develop their sporting potential.
1. use the School Games formats to provide the opportunity for both boys
and girls to take part in the appropriate level of competition (boys only
or girls only for single sex schools).
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).
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.
Healthy Schools London - Gold Award - 2019
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Schools 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.