Year 7

Head of Year: Ms J-A Smyth

Assistant Head of Year: Ms K Sayer

Form Tutors:

7An1: Ms K. Sayer

7An2: Ms L. McDonagh

7Ce1Ms C. Tambe

7Ce2: Mr L. Addo

7Ad1: Mr M. Bundy & Miss S. Banks

7Ad2: Mrs E. O'Donnell 

7Fr1: Ms P. Carlomagno

7Fr2: Ms M. Wood

The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of Catholic education. Our students are nurtured to be the very best they can be in every way: in their learning, their spiritual selves, their moral nature and their physical well-being. Our students clearly understand what is expected of them in reflecting the high expectations and standards characteristic at St. Catherine’s.

We expect that they take a positive and purposeful approach to their lessons; that they are ‘Ready, respectful and safe’. We also expect the rules that allow the community to live safely and harmoniously – the School Code – to be followed.

We expect all our girls to manifest the values and standards of the school and so to reflect our Mission Statement, most especially the Gospel values that we cherish and promote.

Study and support advice

The school library is open until 5 pm every evening, homework can be done here.

What can parents do to support students’ learning?

  • Monitor your daughter’s bedtime. They still need a lot of sleep and will find it hard to concentrate if they are tired.
  • Buy your daughter an alarm clock rather than her using her phone to set an alarm. Your daughter will then not need to take her phone to bed with her and therefore will not stay up later than expected using her phone at night.
  • Agree a regular time and place for your daughter to do her homework. Make sure that she is able to work without being disturbed whether in the dining room or a bedroom.  Talk to your daughter about her work and ask her questions.
  • Put a copy of the homework timetable in a key place such as on the fridge so that you (and she) can easily check it and know what to expect.
  • Check her planner to sign it every week but also to make sure homework has been written down and encourage her to use
  • Check with your daughter to see if she has specific problem areas such as spellings; help test her or break it into smaller tasks.
  • Support your daughter by establishing clear routines.