Head of Year: Ms T. Allen
Assistant Head of Year: Miss S. Carroll
10An1: Mrs C. Yardley and Mrs Bryant
10An2: Ms L. Rus
10Ce1: Ms E Mannah
10Ce2: Ms B. Rothon
10Ad1: Mr E. Carpenter
10Ad2: Mrs K. Weavis and Ms E Sokolova
10Fr1: Ms H. Brown
10Fr2: Ms S.Carroll and Ms L. Hall
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 & Safe’. We expect all our girls to demonstrate the values and standards of the school and so to reflect our Mission Statement, most especially the Gospel values that we cherish and promote.
Our differences, our unique natures and our individual characters is what makes our school community so rich and diverse. In the words of our patron saint, St Catherine of Sienna, our students are encouraged to: “be who God meant [them] to be and [they] will set the world on fire.”
Our vision for the year
I would like to congratulate all the students who worked studiously during what was a challenging time of remote learning. It is important that this is maintained throughout year 10 as our students begin their Key Stage 4 journey. Our anchor scripture for the year is found in Philippians 3:14
“with my eyes fixed on the goal I push on to secure the prize”
The prize being the pride of leaving St Catherine’s knowing they have tried their best. It is important for the students to get back into the school routine. They need to be equipped for learning by packing their bags the night before and make sure they arrive at school/lessons on time.
Study Support and Advice
This is a very important year for the Year 10 students, as they embark upon their GCSE courses. It is important that we support and encourage them to remain organised and focused.
Monitor your daughter's bedtime. As they grow older your daughter's will tell you that they should be allowed to stay up later but they still need a lot of sleep. Students who are tired find it difficult to concentrate and remain focused.
Agree a regular time for your daughter to do her Home Learning so that she has a routine. Ensure that she has a space to do this, whether that is in bedroom or at the kitchen or dining room table. Talk to your daughter about her work and ask her questions to show that you are interested.
Put a copy of her Home Learning timetable on the fridge so that you know what she should be expecting. Check her planner regularly and www.showmyhomework.co.uk to ensure that Home Learning has been written down.
If you know there are areas that your daughter needs to make further progress in then find a way to support her with this e.g. if she has problems with spelling or subject specific vocabulary, put key words on the fridge or cupboard doors so that she can be reminded about them as she walks through the kitchen to get a drink or a snack. Test her on them.
Talk to your daughter about school and her learning.