St Gregory's

Catholic Academy

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office@stgca.org.uk

Spring Garden Road, Longton Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST3 2QN

01782 235340

Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Catholic Life

Living in Faith

As a Catholic school, Jesus Christ remains central to every aspect of school life.  All pupils are educated in the beliefs and devotional practices of the Catholic church. Participation in daily collective act of worship remains at the helm of every morning and afternoon session, within RE lessons and at the end of each day. Every class prepares and leads Mass once a term, with parents, families and parishioners warmly welcomed.

The Catholic RE scheme ‘Living and Growing as the People of God’ is followed throughout the school. This is supplemented by work on the saints and stories from the Old and New Testaments, Circle time sessions and Personal, Social and Health Education. Children participate in special liturgies during the school year which are timed to coincide with events in the Church’s calendar.

Our parish priest, Canon John Gilbert, works closely with school staff and families, to prepare year 3 pupils for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, whilst pupils in Year 6 prepare for Confirmation.

Relationships and Family Life (Sex Education) is taught formally in all classes and is integrated into Science and RE. Parents and carers are advised that, in desiring a Catholic education for their child, it is expected that all pupils will participate in RE lessons. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children, although this is strongly discouraged, but may be required to supervise their children during this period, if adult supervision is not available.

All pupils learn about other religions and cultures and are encouraged to show respect and acknowledgement for the beliefs of others through open discussion and shared experiences. This is reflected through the involvement of Muslim and Sikh pupils, both within school and the wider local community, who have worked with other schools by leading assemblies during Eid and Ramadan.

Year 6 pupils are given the opportunity to visit Alton Castle, an education centre which combines a spiritual retreat with outdoor activities. During Lent and Advent, liturgies take place during and after school. These prayer group sessions are led by staff and pupils, whilst after-school prayer sessions are led by a parish Catechist and pupils.
 


School Prayer:

Lord, bless our school
so that working together,
praying and playing together,
we may learn to serve You
and serve one another.
Amen

 

Prayer to the Holy Spirit - Written by Liberty Blundred

Psalm 23 - Written by Elijah Ohlweiler-Seabridge

Formal Prayers

Values and Virtues

MAC Mission Group -  Pupil Voice Values and Virtues

Mission Statement 

St Gregory's Section 48 Diocesian Inspection 2017


Values and Virtues

Autumn 1

Pupils are growing to be grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of other people and for the blessings of each day: and be generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.
What does this mean?
Catholic schools help their pupils grow by encouraging them to know and be grateful for all their gifts, developing them to the full so that they can be generous in the service of others.

 

Parables - The Lost Sheep and The Lost Coin

  

Values and Virtues Planning Documentation

Grateful & Generous

Attentive & Discerning

Compassionate & Loving

Faith-filled & Hopeful

Eloquent & Truthful

Learned & Wise

Curious & Active

Intentional & Prophetic

 

Parish

Our school plays an active part in the life of the parish of St Gregory's.  Pupils and Staff celebrate mass in the school hall and at St Gregory's Church at various times during the academic year in which the parish and parents attend.

Our parish priest Canon John Gilbert are seen regularly within the school and play a very active part in the catholic life of the school.  Please click on the following link for parish information, including mass times.

 

http://www.longtoncatholic.org.uk/ 

http://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/parish-directory/st-gregory-parish-stoke-on-trent/


 

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Sign up FHC

Canon John Gilbert Letter

 

Wednesday Word

The Wednesday Word is offered to all families as a weekly family time together.  

Wednesday Word Family Time presents an opportunity for even the busiest of parents to enrich relationships with their children through spending a very special 5 minutes together each week.

Every Wednesday a ‘word’, inspired by the coming Sunday’s Gospel, will be suggested for families to talk about in the home. We have structured The Wednesday Word around the Sunday Gospel, because evidence shows that Gospel values really do help family relationships to thrive.

The Wednesday Word Family Time leaflet is designed in a family friendly fashion to ensure that all family members feel included. It aims to be informative, enjoyable, and to help families maintain a special closeness throughout the school years.

Please use the following link for any further information or downloads :  http://www.wednesdayword.org/home/index.htm

 

Canon John's Installation Mass - St Chad's Birmingham on Friday 8th December 2017

Canon John's Installation Mass - St Chad's Birmingham on Friday 8th December 2017

 Prayer Room

Vocations talk led by Mr Chadwick  

Christingle

Harvest Food Bank

 KS1 Prayer Focus  

Rememberance

God's Family Assembly led by Mrs Yates

God's Family Assembly led by Mrs Yates

God's Family Assembly led by Mrs Yates

For Jimmy - MAC Forgiveness Talk

For Jimmy - MAC Forgiveness Talk

Class Assembly - St Therese of Lisieux   

Class Assembly - St Therese of Lisieux   

Class Assembly - St Therese of Lisieux   

Y5 Harvest Assembly

Y5 Harvest Assembly

Y5 Harvest Assembly

Remembrance Day Parade

Remembrance Day Parade

Remembrance Day Parade

Remembrance Day Parade

Remembrance Day Parade

Remembrance Day Parade

Advent

Advent

Advent

Advent

Advent

Advent

Mini Vinnie

Mini Vinnie

Mini Vinnie

Y5 Vocations Talk - Anthony Colclough

Y5 Vocations Talk - Anthony Colclough

Y5 Vocations Talk - Anthony Colclough

FS1 Church Role Play

FS1 Church Role Play

FS1 Church Role Play

FS1 Church Role Play

CAFOD Assembly - Power To Be

CAFOD Assembly - Power To Be

CAFOD Assembly - Power To Be

Harvest Assembly - delivered by the Foodbank

Harvest Assembly - delivered by the Foodbank

Donna Louise

Donna Louise

Donna Louise

Donna Louise

Rise Theatre

Rise Theatre

ADOREMUS Let us Adore

ADOREMUS Let us Adore

Fundraiser for Dementia UK

Fundraiser for Dementia UK

Fundraiser for Dementia UK

Fundraiser for Dementia UK

Video - Please watch the following:

Year 4 Baptism  -    Year 4 video where Pupils led their own Baptism.

Collective Worship

Vocations

 

Staff Testimonials

Mr Chadwick - Chair of the Local Academy Representatives

Mrs Yates - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Cooper - Head of School at St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy

Mrs Till - Teacher

Mrs Mould - HLTA

Mrs Smith - Education Associate