The St Catherine’s Catholic Community Group (‘CCG’) was set up in 2014 to help the school meet the requirements of the Plymouth Diocese religious education framework ‘The School as a Catholic Community’, against which the school is regularly inspected to evaluate its Catholic life and its provision for worship and religious education. This is in addition to the Ofsted inspection, which is about the secular non-religious work of the school.

Our CCG consists of school governors, staff and members of the Bridport Catholic parish:

Joan Wright – School RE Coordinator
Natalie Williams – School teaching assistant, parish catechist, choir member, treasurer of Bridport Catholic Women’s League

Georgina Coombs – Governor, member of parish

Judy West – Governor and grand-parent of pupils

Our aim is to develop the Catholic life of the school and maintain our mission to be a place where we “live, love and learn together” following the teachings of Jesus.

We are working to strengthen links with Bridport Catholic parish and beyond, so that our children feel part of a wider Christian community and to bring awareness of the life of the school to the parish, so that it is supported and appreciated.

So far we have:

Undertaken professional self-review and reflection with the senior leadership team, teaching staff and governors, targeted areas of improvement, begun implementing a plan of works to strengthen links with local community and surveyed both parents and children about their views of our school.

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