Miss McCarthy is the Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for the pastoral life of the school and she is supported by six heads of year who each line manages a team of form tutors.
At the last Ofsted inspection in March 2019 the inspectorate commented:
“Pupils’ personal development and welfare are supported exceptionally well. There is a very strong ethos of care, which pupils really appreciate. Parents and carers say that their children are very well cared for in school.”.
In a recent inspection by the Diocese of Westminster which the school was graded “Outstanding – again!” the inspectors commented:
“Relationships within the school community are outstanding as is the pastoral care provided to support individual needs.”
The rewards system at St Gregory’s has brought out the friendly competitive streak amongst our students. There are on-going competitions for commendations and weekly prizes for the best attending forms. Added to this there are rewards for academic, sporting, eco-awareness and citizenship achievements. Students have been very inventive in how the Jack Petchey awards are used to benefit the whole school community. The highlight of the year for students is the Prize Night when students receive certificates and prizes for their academic endeavour.
Lead Behaviour Status
Press Release : Staff and students from St Gregory’s Catholic Science College are celebrating being singled out as one of the top 20 Lead Behaviour (LB) schools in England in a recent government report and earning £40,000 of additional funding into the bargain. St Gregory’s made the top 20 of the Department for Children Schools and Families’ (DCSF) list because of its “excellent practice in behaviour management” and the positive behaviour and high attendance levels of it pupils. The Catholic secondary is now part of the National Behaviour Challenge and will help other schools achieve good or outstanding Ofsted ratings for behaviour by 2012. In outlining its reasons for choosing St Gregory’s to be part of the new programme, the DCSF praised students at the school for their “outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development… (which) permeates all aspects of the school’s work and supports students’ excellent behaviour.” The report also noted the “excellent attention” given at the school to “all aspects of care, guidance and support” and the fact that “students are known to staff as individuals.”
Head teacher, Andrew Prindiville says: “It’s a real honour to be recognised in this way by the DCSF as a leading school nationally and even more special to be among the first 20 pioneering LB schools in the Behaviour Challenge. I would like to thank all the staff, pupils and parents at St Gregory’s for making it the fantastic school it is.”
Having qualified to be part of the Behaviour Challenge, St Gregory’s will receive £40,000 each year in additional funding for as long as they remain part of the programme.
The money will help St Gregory’s meet the costs of sharing its outstanding practice and enable the school to buy in additional expertise to provide support to the schools it helps (such as parental support advisers).
St. Gregory’s operates a Prefect system at both Year 11 and Year 12. Students are invited to apply for various positions based on their skill set.
Once an application has been submitted, students are then interviewed by senior teachers and the Head Prefect to assess their suitability for a particular role. Students can also suggest a role that they would like to be responsible for if this area is not currently being met.
The role of the Head Prefect in Year 11 is to lead and manage the activities each prefect will support according to the requirements of the school. The Head Prefect works closely with the Head of Year 11 to plan in advance using the school calendar, for events which may require the participation and support of prefects.
Deputy Head Prefects
The role of the Deputy Head Prefects is to support in the co-ordination of all prefects. Each Deputy is responsible for a particular aspect of the school, these roles include;
- House Prefects; responsible for fundraising at seasonal events and motivation in preparation for Sports’ Day.
- Subject Prefects; accountable to each Head of Department within the school.
- Corridor Prefects; monitoring the well-being of Key Stage 3 students during lesson change over, break and lunch time.
- Non-Subject Prefects; Various roles which support the librarian, Chaplain, SENCO, and canteen staff.
- Student Voice Prefects; in attendance and chair meetings of the Year 7-10 student councils fortnightly.
The School Parliament, made up of students from year 7 to 13, produces a Colours Booklet every term. This publication celebrates the achievements of our students in all aspects of school ranging from academic progress through to sporting success and other extra-curricular events.
The most recent colours booklets are available at the bottom of this page.