All Saints Catholic Primary School

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Wellbeing/ Behaviour and Safeguarding walk with Mr Barnes :  

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

I had the pleasure of spending a fun filled day at All Saints today. I observed confident and independent children loving learning, engaged in their  lessons.

During my visit I met with Mrs Hartley and Mrs Maguire, observed lessons, I talked to the children, listened to readers and enjoyed a lovely lunch … with the pleasant company of Year 4, 5 and 6 children. I was even chosen to participate in a game of basketball… the children explained the rules to me and challenged and supported me in order to score a basket.

I had the opportunity to talk with a number of children from EYFS/KS1 and KS2; they talked confidently about their school and were happy to share with me what they loved and what they had been learning today. They answered all my questions about school and shared with me how safe, happy and secure they feel at All Saints.

I was interested to see how the All Saints learning characteristics permeated through teaching, learning and children/adult interactions… I was not disappointed. I engaged in conversations with children from all age phases and they clearly demonstrated their communication and independence. During a maths lesson on angles I observed the children showing their resilience and further evidenced their communication skills when trying and succeeding in finding the solution. Curiosity and creativity was in abundance during IT lesson for Year 1 children, where they were able to use their coding skills to navigate and solve practical problems. A Year 6 pupil also shared with me her creativity and independence in story writing. She had been working on a story in her busy book during break and lunchtime and I cannot wait to find out what happens next to the Magic Gem.

What was apparent during my visit was the positive relationships the teaching staff and children have together and how this is emulated in their own peer relationships.
I observed children holding doors for each other, lots of good manners and overall a feeling that the children are happy and proud to be part of All Saints Catholic Primary School. It was a pleasure to see and to be a part of your day.

Thank you to everyone, especially the children, teaching staff, catering staff who made this visit so enjoyable.

Nichola Cotter Foundation Governor and Safeguarding Link Governor