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Sutton Catholic School Alliance (SCSA)

There are eight families of schools in the Sutton Catholic School Alliance (SCSA) who are committed to working together in a variety of ways; at leadership and governance level and with teaching and support staff to improve the students’ experience and secure the future of Catholic education in the London Borough of Sutton.

Work is rooted in the seven principles of Catholic Social Teaching (CST)

 

1. Dignity – ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’

2. Solidarity - ‘In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers or sisters of mine, you did it to me’

3. The Common Good – ‘You are not making a gift of your possessions to the poor person. You are handing over to them what is theirs’

4. The Option for the Poor – ‘The spirit of the Lord is on me, for he has anointed me to bring the good news to the afflicted. He has sent me… to let the oppressed go free’

5. Peace – ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid’

6. Creation and the environment – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

7. The dignity of work and participation – ‘For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’

 

The SCSA will further develop their partnership through joint work focusing specifically on;

  • Sustaining high standards through continuous curriculum development leading to outstanding educational outcomes
  • Leadership development and succession planning
  • CPD for all staff
  • Efficiency savings
  • Recruitment at all levels
  • School Improvement – school to school support through Self Review
  • Faith Formation
  • Commitment to the ongoing development and practice of equality, diversity and inclusion

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"What Makes Great Schools?"

 

Developing school leaders to be Called to a lifegiving vocation, Connected to a thriving learning community, and Committed to evidence-informed excellence in education.

 

Current Programme:

NPQ Senior Leadership Programme

For school leaders who are, or are aspiring to be, a senior leader with cross-school responsibilities.

Review of impact for 2019-2020 Year 7 Literacy and Numeracy Catch-up Premium

For Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium 2020/2021 click here

The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Funding aims to provide catch-up support for any Year 7 students who did not meet the expected standard (a score of 100) in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2.

There is no separate funding for Year 7 in 2020-21.

How is the funding paid to schools?

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) pays the grant to Local Authorities (LAs). LAs must certify that they have passed on the correct amount of funding to schools or, where they have spent funding centrally, that they have spent it in line with the conditions of grant. The funding is usually received in April, but is used throughout the academic year. Schools and academies do not have to spend the grant in the same financial year; they may carry forward some or all of the grant to future financial years.

How much additional funding is provided?

In March 2020 the school received £9743. 

Who decides how this funding is used?

The Governing Body in consultation with the Headteacher decides how the premium funding is used. The Governing Body receives regular progress reports through the Standards and Progress Committee from all subjects relating to student progress including Year 7 students who did not meet the expected standard in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The Year 7 Catch-Up Premium Funding is used in a way to provide catch-up support for any Year 7 students who did not meet the expected standard in Reading and/or Mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. The Governing Body holds the ultimate responsibility of ensuring value for money.

What is the breakdown of our current Year 7 catch-up cohort?

25 students were identified from their end of KS2 Mathematics paper as not achieving the expected standard in Mathematics. These 25 students were identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Numeracy; 3 of the students from this cohort are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

38 students were identified from their end of KS2 Reading paper as not achieving the expected standard in Reading. These 38 students have been identified as our ‘catch up cohort’ for Literacy; 4 of the students from this cohort are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.

18 students were identified from their end of KS2 Mathematics and Reading papers as not achieving the expected standard in both Mathematics and English.  

The school has 8 students with no Key Stage 2 Prior Attainment data. These students’ progress has also been monitored, if they are identified as needing support to catch up.

How the current funding has been used:

We spent this funding in a variety of ways, including:

  • Additional teaching staffing for targeted groups of students
  • In-class support for Literacy and Numeracy
  • Alpha - Omega spelling programme
  • Lexia - online reading programme 
  • Small group and one to one tuition
  • Specific learning resources to support learning
  • Teachers and Learning Support Assistants offering extra intervention and support in Literacy and Numeracy

Numeracy Impact

We measured whether a student has ‘caught up’ by monitoring their levels of progress based on their End of Year 7 attainment in Mathematics. 48% of the Numeracy catch up cohort met or exceeded their Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) Target; the remaining 52% were less than 1 grade below their EAP. No student was more than 1 grade below their EAP.  Students in Year 7 and Year 8 follow Mathematics Mastery programme, an evidence-based teaching and learning approach. Through this programme, students are given time and opportunities to fully explore mathematical concepts. They are encouraged to investigate ideas in new and complex ways- rather than accelerating through new topics. 

Literacy Impact

We measured whether a student has ‘caught up’ by monitoring their levels of progress based on their End of Year attainment in English. 39% of the Literacy catch up cohort met or  exceeded their Expected Attainment Pathway (EAP) Target. The remaining 61% of this cohort were less than 1 grade below their Expected Attainment Pathway Target. .

Actions:

  • Any students following the pink/red flightpath will continue to have their progress monitored as part of the below ARE strategy. 

Admissions 2023

Applying for a place at St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls starting in Year 7 in September 2023. Please refer to the Admissions Policy 2023

Catholic Candidates: Complete the four steps below to apply:

 

  • Catholic applicants should complete either the Online Supplementary Information Form (SIF) or print out and complete the paper version of the Supplementary Information Form. Please do not complete both. The paper version should be submitted to the School.*
  • Catholic applicants should also print out and complete the Priest Reference Form. The original Priest Reference Form should be posted/delivered to the School.* NB: There is NO facility to upload documentation to the Online Supplementary Information Form. Those completing the Online Supplementary Information Form still need to provide an original printed Priest Reference Form to the School.
  • Catholic applicants should also supply a copy of the Candidate’s Baptism certificate to the School if this sacrament has been received.* NB: There is NO facility to upload documentation to the Online Supplementary Information Form. Those completing the Online Supplementary Information Form still need to provide a copy of the Baptism certificate to the school.
  • Catholic applicants must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) and submit this to their home Local Authority. The CAF will be located on the website of the Candidate’s home Local Authority from 1st September 2022.

Candidates of Faiths other than Catholic: Complete relevant steps below to apply:

  • Completion of the Online Supplementary Information Form (SIF) or paper version of the Supplementary Information Form is optional for applicants of faiths other than Catholic. The SIF can be used to supply any additional information. If you choose to complete this form, please either complete online or on paper - do not complete both. The paper version should be submitted to the School.*
  • (a) Families of faiths other than Catholic should print out and complete the Religious Leader Reference Form and submit this to the school so that the application can be considered under the Faith Criteria of the Admissions Policy.*
  • (b) In addition to 2(a) above, Eastern Orthodox faith applicants should also supply a copy of the Candidate’s Baptism certificate to the school if this sacrament has been received.*
  • Families of faiths other than Catholic must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) and submit this to the Candidate’s home Local Authority. The CAF will be located on the website of the Candidate’s home Local Authority from 1st September 2022.

Other Candidates: Complete the step below to apply:

  • Families who do not wish for the Candidate to be considered under the Faith Criteria of the Admissions Policy do not need to submit a Supplementary Information Form and do not need to supply faith references. In this case, please include St Philomena’s School as one of the Candidate’s preferences on the Common Application Form (CAF) for the Candidate’s home Local Authority. You will find the CAF on the website of your home Local Authority from 1st September 2022.

* The St Philomena’s School supplementary admissions forms (Paper Supplementary Information Form, the Priest Reference Form or Religious Leader Reference Form and Baptism Certificate (copy not original), should be submitted to the school:

For the attention of the Admissions Officer, Dr Elizabeth Atkins

St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

Shorts Road

Carshalton SM5 3PS

All forms must be submitted by 31st October 2022.

 

News Update

Parental Update & Advice

Thursday - 30 June 2022

 

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Art Exhibition

Tuesday - 05 July 2022

 

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New Year 7 - Induction Day

Wednesday - 06 July 2022

 

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Sports Day

Friday - 15 July 2022

 

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Enrichment Activities Week (EAW)

Monday - 18 July 2022

 

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Philomenian - Issue 51 - May 2022

Friday - 22 July 2022

 

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St Philomena’s Parents Association (SPA)

Monday - 05 September 2022

 

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Current Job Vacancies

Monday - 05 September 2022

 

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Open Mornings for current Year 6 Students

Monday - 19 September 2022

   

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St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls

Shorts Road

Carshalton Surrey

SM5 3PS

T: 020 8642 2025

 

For general enquiries please mail:

enquiries@stphils.org.uk

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