St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School

Islington, United Kingdom

Location: Islington, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 3 - 11 years

About St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School

We seek to be a model of justice, tolerance, forgiveness and understanding, notable for our quality of care.

With the child at the centre of the learning process, we implement the Gospel message by giving equal consideration to:
• Showing concern for all pupils, staff and parents.
• Developing the faith of each individual in the school community, so that God becomes a reality in their life.
• Preparing pupils for entry into the wider community.
• Providing equality of access to the national curriculum.
• Providing a curriculum that challenges and extends the child's whole moral, spiritual, artistic and intellectual abilities.
• Providing appropriate training support and reviews for all staff.

The Governing Body at St Peter and St Paul is made up of twelve governors. There are seven Foundation Governors, who are appointed by the bishop; the head teacher, who has volunteered to be a governor; one Teacher Governor elected by the teachers; one Representative Governor appointed by the Local Education Authority; and one Parent Governor elected by the parents of children attending the school. In a Voluntary Aided School, the majority of the governors must be Foundation Governors, and the chairman must be elected from their number.

One of the tasks of the Foundation Governors is to ensure that Catholic aims and principles are upheld in the school. The Representative Governors and the Foundation Governors share such tasks as the maintenance of good academic standards, and the pastoral welfare of pupils and staff.

All governors have a responsibility to see that the conduct and curriculum of the school is maintained effectively, to consider the needs of the school, and to make recommendations to the appropriate bodies concerning the financial and other measures needed to meet these requirements. Meetings of the full Governing Body are held throughout the year and meetings of the admissions, staffing finance, premises and curriculum sub-committees are additionally held when necessary.

The governors make all staff appointments in the school. They establish the criteria used in the admission of children to the school, and their application. It is their duty to deal with complaints, grievances or disciplinary measures that may arise. They are there to assist the head teacher and the staff in any way they can, by sharing in the life of the school, and giving encouragement and support to all school activities.


Address: Compton Street, Goswell Road, London, EC1V 0EU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 72530839