Congratulations to the Class of 2015
56% A* to C inc English and Maths
95% A* to G inc English and Maths
Best ever results in English and Maths.
Well done to all year 11 students and staff.
2015 Section 48 Inspection - Rated as Outstanding.
Welcome To Our Academy
Whilst it has been another extremely busy year, I am thrilled to say that it has also been another extremely successful year.
We have been proud to have welcomed a wide range of visitors to our school including some who have carried out inspections. It is a pleasure to share with you just a taste of the positive feedback that we have received as a result of these visits and inspections; below you will find an extract taken from the Section 48 report into religious provision at St Peter’s. It is wonderful to see the hard work that goes on in our school, by both students and staff, recognised by others.
“St Peter’s is an Outstanding school. Witness to Catholic Life and tradition permeate the whole school and Catholic ethos is clearly evident in relationships between all stakeholders. Students are proud of their school and readily involve themselves in the many opportunities for supporting others through work, prayer and example. Standards in RE have improved year on year for the past 3 years and projected achievement for 2015 indicates further improvement. The progress of disadvantaged students in RE is equal to and, in some cases, exceeds that of their peers. Leaders and managers at all levels are highly effective in managing and developing the Catholic life of the school including provision for Religious Education. The school self-evaluation accurately positions the school on its journey and clearly sets out its strengths and areas for development.”
Section 48 Inspection, 28-29th April 2015
A few comments from parents at our latest review day :-
• I feel my daughter has made tremendous progress since moving to this school
• Never had any concerns
• Very pleased with S’s progress
• Overall very happy with my son’s progress at this school
• Considering J has had changes at home he is coping very well and making progress. Overall I am very pleased with J’s report and feedback from teachers. Well done J I am proud of you.
• N has really progressed since coming to St Peter’s, so proud of her.
• E has thoroughly enjoyed her first year at St Peter’s. Special thanks to staff
• Have always had great communication and understanding from all staff
• Excellent school
• I am really pleased with St Peter’s school. E is really flying high. I am so proud.
• My daughter is making excellent progress at school which is largely down to good teaching and the school itself. (Smiley face!)
• Couldn’t ask for anything better. Staff are amazing and very supportive.
• Happy with my child attending St Peter’s school
• Excellent school
• Thank you for all the support you give M
• I feel the school has achieved an excellent education for all my children. The school is growing stronger by the day and is a credit to the North East, very proud of the family it has become.
• Thank you for all your support while my children have been studying at school. Fantastic school.
• O has loved his time here and all his teachers
• I think R is doing really well and improving a lot.
• N really enjoys St Peter’s. Really proud of how he has progressed.
• Thanks for all your hard work through the year.
• The teaching and pastoral care our children receive is second to none. Our children’s achievements are down to the abilities and dedication of the wonderful staff and teachers. I cannot speak highly enough about this school.
Cracking Christmas Fayre
Staff and students were hard at work on 26th November, decking the halls and preparing their stalls for the Christmas Fayre. As it got in to full swing, people flooded in through the doors to buy Christmas treats, win prizes and meet Santa Claus himself.
As well as stalls run by local businesses, students also made beautiful hand-made products to sell. The funds raised at the event will be used to fund events, trips and resources for stu-dents. Mrs Hanrahan said: “It was fantastic to see so many families and members of the community enjoying our Christ-mas Fayre and supporting the school. Thank you to all who helped make it such a success.”
On Monday 7th December, St Peter’s was transformed into a hub of Christmas creativity for the 4th annual “Arts Day”.
Students enjoyed four hour-long sessions such as circus skills, creating animation movies and producing Christmas wreaths. The activities took place all-around the school and were led by professional artists as well as staff members.
Y8 student Thomas Bartley said: “It was a day full of varied activities which I really enjoyed. It was a great day! Thanks to all who helped to organise it”.
Student ‘Legal Eagles’ Presentation on Criminal Justice System
Student ‘legal eagles’ have given a presentation to the Local Criminal Justice Board (LCJB) on what they have learnt about the criminal justice system throughout a national competition.
The students from St Peter’s School in South Bank entered the national Mock Trial Competition earlier this year and were finalists in the competition, gaining the highest position ahead of all other north east schools that took part.
Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, said: “It’s really important that young peo-ple understand how the system works and it’s also important that we continue to engage them in learning about it. It sounds like the students really enjoyed themselves throughout the competition. Well done to them.”
Head Teacher, Mrs.Pamela Hanrahan, said: “We ensure that we are pro-moting a holistic education of our students. We were delighted to host the Local Criminal Justice Board. I hope that the Board Members were im-pressed by the quality of the presentation that our students delivered.”
Gold Medal Mentoring
Four St Peter’s students have been selected to take part in a unique and pres-tigious mentoring scheme organised by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust. The stu-dents, from different year groups, are all being mentored by Olympian and British Champion in Judo, Sarah Clark.
This amazing opportunity involves students working one-to-one and in group sessions with Sarah over the course of a year, building skills and approaches that can help deliver success in all areas of life.
We’re delighted that our students have been given such a valuable experience to work with a world-class athlete and inspirational mentor.
As part of the homework policy introduced in September, Y7-Y9 homework is issued to students on a rota-tion basis, with different subjects issuing homework at set times of the year.
Each homework project will last three weeks. Students are responsible for completing the work set within those weeks and speaking to their class teacher in this time if they have any issues with this.
All students receive a sticker in their planner at the beginning of the three-week rotation to inform them and their parents/ carers of the homework that they will receive.
If homework is not submitted by the due date, an after-school detention will be issued for a Friday. The subject teacher issuing this detention will put a sticker in the student’s planner to inform parents/ carers of the detention. The original homework must still be completed and submitted in addition to this detention.
Don’t forget that Homework Club is on every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening in room 1 from 14:50—15:50 with Miss Alstead.
It’s a great chance to get some help with your homework or use a computer to do research.
Achievement points are issued to all students who attend!
After School Clubs~
|Homework Club||Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays||2:55pm to 4:00pm||Room 1|
|Youth Group||Wednesdays||2:55pm onwards||Chapel|
|Cooking Club||Wednesdays Week A||2:50pm to 4:00pm||Room 3|
|Rugby Club||Tuesdays||3pm to 4:30pm||School Field|
|Netball||September 2015 to April 2016||3pm to 4pm||Netball Court|