Working in Partnership to Promote Our Faith
Working in Partnership to promote our Faith
Parents of the school are highly supportive of its mission to educate the whole child, they
value the Catholic education on offer and are active in involving themselves in school
activities – parents evenings have near 100% attendance and school events such as School
Concerts are very well-attended.
All KS3 classes attend the parish Mass at St Alban’s Church in rotation – this enables contact
with the local parish and enables our school (which draws students from a wide area) feel
more a part of the local Catholic community.
The school, although it is not a Diocesan school, looks to the Diocese for direction and
sustenance. An example of this is the active participation in the annual tip to Lourdes (the
St Michael’s Red Caps are often the largest single-school contingent, even though St
Michael’s is one of the smallest secondary school in the Diocese). St Michael’s staff also are
active in attending Diocesan INSET courses (recent examples are: Chaplains’, HODs RE,
Deputy Conference). The school has actively sought Diocesan help in the appointment of
key staff, examples in the recent past include: HOD RE, School Chaplain, Assistant