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Crawley students donate food hampers to support families this Christmas

On Wednesday 18th December ICC Students presented the Easter Team with Christmas food hampers.

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Students at ICC have been busy decorating boxes and collecting food items for the Christmas hampers to be donated to The Easter Team; a Crawley based Christian charity that helps people who need it the most in Crawley.

Donations on the list included, mince pies, chocolate, biscuits, tins of ham, pots of jam and Christmas puddings.

Sharon Golightly, Chair of Trustees for the Easter Team reported:

“The items donated will go a long way towards supporting families that are in crisis in our town over this Christmas period.  It is a sad fact that many people are struggling to put food on the table and do not have the many luxuries that we enjoy and maybe take for granted around this time of year.

The Easter Team is part of the Crawley Food Bank Partnership, which also includes Crawley Open House.  Throughout the year between us we give out on average 50 – 60 food parcels per week to families in need, and at Christmas we also help other groups such as the YMCA and in total give away between 140 – 160 food parcels, which will include some of the goodies donated by your students.

As the demand for our services continues to grow, we are always in need of volunteers as well as donations.  If you would like more information about the work of the Easter Team or the Crawley Food Bank Partnership please visit our websites at:

www.theeasterteam.org
www.crawleyfoodbankpartnership.co.uk

We are very grateful for your continued support and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.”

Mr Corbett, Headteacher of ICC said, 

“Our students recognise Christmas as a time of sharing and have been true to the spirit of Christmas. It is wonderful to see these young people putting others first and making sure that a happy Christmas is shared by the whole community.”

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Crawley school thrilled after latest Ofsted inspection

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Teacher Mrs Loftus with: Back row (L-R) Nicole, Ayden, Rohan Front row (L-R) Jonah, Anais, Bilal

Teachers, parents and pupils of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School in Langley Green have cause to celebrate after a recent Ofsted inpsection found the schools to be a ‘good school, doing great things, with many outstanding features.’

The school underwent a Section 8 Ofsted Inspection in the run up to Christmas last year.

Section 8 Inspections are used by Ofsted to determine whether or not current gradings remain accurate.  Inspectors cannot change these gradings.  For gradings to be changed, the Inspectors must order a full Inspection (known as a Section 5 Inspection), to take place at some point over the coming 2 years.

The Ofsted Team were very positive about OLQOH (see the full report attached) making just one suggested improvement to the way in which the Reading Programme in EYFS and Key Stage 1 continues to be developed. 

Other than this single action, the Ofsted Team, who visited the School for 2 days in the final week of the Autumn Term, found no further actions for the school to be working to achieve.

Chair of Governors, Maja Jasko, said:

‘We are delighted with this report, which underscores the progress the school continues to make in our continuous pursuit of excellence’. 

Deputy Head Teacher, Jan Miles, went on to highlight the glowing feedback made about the children, staff & Governors of Our Lady’s, which was summed up by lead Inspector, Leah Goulding, in the comments she made in relation to the children ‘being rightly proud to be members of Our Lady’s’.

  Mrs Goulding went on to write:

“The school’s mission of ‘listen, love, learn’ is important to them and they are committed to live by this. Pupils’ conduct around the school is of a high standard and this contributes to a very calm, pleasant atmosphere.  Further, Teachers and School Leaders are relentless in their pursuit for the very best for their pupils; the school’s philosophy that ‘getting better never stops’ runs through everything it does!”

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