St. Philip’s is a simply superb place to learn, to teach, to work and to lead! The very best part of our school – the children! Our OFSTED report (March 2017) states that the, ‘pupils’ behaviour is exemplary; they listen to teachers’ instructions and are focused on their work in lessons.’ We also have a lot of fun too! Our inspector also commented that the school is, ‘a calm, well ordered and welcoming place to learn. High levels of concentration are sustained very well, even by the youngest children in nursery and reception.’
We have a school of which we are proud and in which we take pride! We strive for the highest possible standards and we achieve what we do because the children are happy and supported in school and because our team want the best for the children in their care. We have strong partnerships with our parish of St. Margaret Clitherow, the Diocese of Leeds and our Catholic Compass partnership of schools which together enhance our children’s experience of Catholic education as loving, caring, warm and welcoming.
It has been my ministry and vocation to have led our team for the past ten years and to have been part of the leadership since the year 2000. This has been an honour and a privilege but I have taken the very difficult decision to retire at the end of the current school year. Until then, it is business as usual and I am only part of a team – the committed, dedicated and lovely people I will leave behind will carry on with all that has been achieved in the past eighteen years and will take the school even further forward!