The Holy Family Catholic High School is a small, oversubscribed and genuinely inclusive secondary school located in Carlton, North Yorkshire. Our aim is to provide an outstanding education for all children irrespective of background or prior attainment.
We are proud of our Catholic ethos which we believe, sets us apart from other schools locally. Our mission is to help all pupils ‘to increase in wisdom and grace’ by working in genuine partnership with parents and carers to provide an outstanding education for all pupils that allows each one of them to achieve their potential academically, develop personally and grow spiritually. The school is much more than a family in name and is recognised widely as a warm and caring community where each pupil is recognised and valued as an individual and nurtured to achieve their full potential.
We encourage all our students to use their God-given talents to be the best they can be and as a result, pupils leave with the qualifications, key skills and attributes they need to not only prosper personally but also, contribute to society and to the common good.
The school houses a Local Authority Enhanced Mainstream Provision (EMP) that supports children with communication and interaction difficulties. The school is rightly proud of the strong reputation it holds locally for the quality of its SEND provision.
This year we have begun in earnest our improvement journey towards outstanding, and whilst we are committed to achieving this ambition on behalf of all our pupils we are not complacent. There is still work to be done and there are challenges ahead but we will respond to these challenges directly, without compromise and in the knowledge and love of God.
'Together we step out in faith, weathering the storms that may challenge us, confident that Christ is with us and united as a holy family.'
If you'd like to find out more about us or come for a look around, please do get in touch.
I look forward to welcoming you personally to Holy Family.
Mrs Louise Wilson
Marking and Feedback Policy
Under the direction of Ms Barlow, our Senior Leader responsible for Teaching and Learning, the school’s Marking and Feedback policy has been reviewed and amended to place the emphasis on quality feedback to pupils and their response to it.
The aim of our policy is to ensure pupils are provided with regular feedback both verbally and in writing from their teachers that makes explicit what they have done well and how they can improve their work.
A new feature of the policy is ‘Live Marking’ where the teacher gives immediate verbal feedback to pupils who are then expected to respond by changing to a green pen and continuing with their work addressing the feedback for their teacher, thus showing progress in their learning.
The marking sticker remains a feature of our policy and will be completed in response to the half termly summative assessment. Pupils will be given opportunity to reflect and improve on the targets set by the teacher during the marking and feedback process which will ensure feedback is understood, acknowledged and acted upon.
Please click here to view the policy for your consideration.
We will be reviewing the policy again at the end of the term and welcome your feedback.
monitoring inspection visit to Holy Family Catholic High School, Carlton click here to view the report.
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