insideKENT Magazine Issue 60 - March 2017 - Page 115

EDUCATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH BISHOP CHALLONER BISHOP CHALLONER IS A CATHOLIC CO-EDUCATIONAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL OFFERING THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY FROM 3 TO 18 WITH EXCELLENT RETENTION FROM JUNIOR TO SENIOR SCHOOL. The School was delighted to meet all the Compliance standards with no action points at its recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. The Quality of Pupils’ Academic and other Achievements has been graded as ‘Good’ and the Quality of the Pupils’ Personal Development has been graded as ‘Excellent’. “Pupils’ personal commitment to the school and the local community is very strong, they are beacons for the school in the community.” (ISI 2016) In our positive learning environment, high standards and expectations are set at every level. Staff work closely with the pupils within one establishment, ensuring a successful transition between the different stages in their education. Pupils are able to be challenged, take risks and feel comfortable through consistent, well-planned teaching by staff who know them. We are able to track and monitor their progress and provide ongoing support to ensure each pupil reaches their full potential. All through school, high quality relationships exist between staff and pupils embodying mutual respect, care, freedom to communicate and support in a school with a strong caring ethos. We encourage pupil interaction through collaborative activities across the stages and providing opportunity for sixth form students to take responsibility for younger children as role models. This enables them to relate well to others and allows them to observe patterns of behaviour to which they can aspire. Our excellent pastoral care and discipline allows the pupils to be nurtured enabling qualities of trust, empathy and resilience to develop. Our well established Able Gifted and Talented programme spans both the junior and senior school accommodating a wider breadth of activities for the Gifted and Talented pupils. Whole school activities involve fundraising events and House activities from nursery through to sixth form. Our seamless journey form nursery to sixth form is a special one and something that is unique to Bishop Challoner. Our family community is something you will experience when you visit us. Mrs Paula Anderson Headteacher 115