Good Shepherd Catholic Primary, Coventry
The Romero Catholic Academy Update.
In summer of 2014 our Governing Body agreed to explore becoming part of a Multi Academy Company under the Academies Act 2010. The schools that are proposed to join us in the Multi Academy Company are:-
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary
St John Fisher Catholic Primary
St Gregory’s Catholic Primary
St Patrick’s Catholic Primary
SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary
Cardinal Wiseman Catholic Secondary
The Multi Academy Company will be called The Romero Catholic Academy.
We have now received our official Academy Order from the Department for Education and are now formally starting the conversion process. We aim to convert to an academy on the 1st July 2015.
The next step in the process is to undertake a formal consultation process with parents, carers, the parish, local community and other key stakeholders.
The first point to be considered ought to be “should our school become an academy?”
The second point to be considered is, as part of the conversion process the land will be leased to the school by Coventry City Council for 125 years.
We wish to consult our parents, carers, the parish, local community and other key stakeholders over the use of the school land. They wish to identify any access or rights of way claims that members of the public know to exist over the current sites.
It must be made very clear that schools will continue to utilise the land as it always has done i.e. for the provision of education to all young people who live in the areas served by the schools.
If you have any comments or questions, or wish to register knowledge of any public access or right of way across the schools land please refer to the Romero Catholic Academy website
www.romeromac.com or contact Corinne Nemeth – The Romero Project Co-ordinator
A big thank you to all who entered the competitions to raise money for our Lenten charities. The Year 6 children raised an wonderful £169.55.
There will be a grand total - to include our non-uniform days fundraising too - at a later date, but once again, a wonderful effort. Thank you.
Children from Year 6 recently returne from a great trip at the Coventry Outdoor Education Centre, Plas Dol Y Moch in beautiful North Wales. The children had a go at canoeing, rock scrambling, orienteering and mapwork, they identified living creatures in the rock pools at Criccieth and climbed a mountain!
The weather was chilly at times but we mostly managed to avoid the showers. For anyone who has ever been, you will know it is a fantastic place and a great experience where children must be independent and organised, but also work well and cooperate as a team. Our children achieved these things really well and enjoyed their visit tremendously.
Alton Castle - 16-18th March
Year 5 had a superb visit to Alton Castle this week. Children took part in a variety of activities including trekking, biking, rock climbing and survival skills. Children also enjoyed being part of mass at the nearby church on St Patrick's Day.
Yoel - I really liked the activities as it got us away from all the technology in our lives and got us outside instead.
Bella - I really enjoyed the bike ride as it was great fund outdoors and we got really muddy.
We had a lot of fun doing a range of activities for Red Nose day on Friday 13th March. Gareth has been teaching us the Red Nose day song and produced this fantastic video to show what we did. (Link to YouTube)
Thursday 12th March is Confirmation day for our Year 6 children. The children will be receiving the sacrament at St Elizabeths church at 7pm from Bishop Kenney. We look forward to celebrating this special day with our children as they receive the Holy Spirit and become full members of the Catholic church.