Catholic Life of the School
The Diocese of Westminster inspected our school in May 2013. Here is a summary of the judgements.
|A. Classroom Religious Education||Good|
|B. Catholic life of the school||Outstanding|
Children express their spirituality and their knowledge and understanding of their faith through creative means including song, musical instruments, debates, poetry, bubbles and crafts. Opportunities are provided for children to work with their parents/carers as was shown in our Year of Mercy day in 2016 and Spirituality day in 2018. Children take an active part in school life and helped to write our school hymn. The children also formed apart of the working party developing our new mission statement. During Lent, children from Year 6 take part in the Stations of the Cross at our Parish church.
Newsletters are sent out each half term which provide Parents and Carers with information about what their child/children are learning about in their RE lessons, as well information as to how they can help their child at home. The Wednesday Word is sent home to children in KS2 each week and children also reflect upon the meaning of Sunday’s Gospel in a special class book.
The school supports various charities such as CAFOD, The Catholic Children’s Society and The North London Hospice. At Christmas, children in Year 4 and Year 6 give gifts and make cards for the elderly people of our Parish for their Christmas day lunch.
Our school enjoys welcoming visitors, including those who represent other faiths. We were fortunate to have a Rabbi and an Imam visit our school this year to lead assembly in which the children actively participated in and we look forward to welcoming other religious leaders in the future. The children at St. George’s enjoy talking about what it means to be a young Catholic in today’s society and are aware of the importance of tolerance and respect to everyone of all and no faiths.
Religious Education Subject Leader
Children’s thoughts on RE at St. George’s
"I like coming together as a school to pray."
"I like singing hymns to God."
"I like using arts and crafts in my RE lessons."
"When I work and play, I think of our school motto and try to follow Jesus."
"It was amazing when I learnt about all the things God made"