Staff Well Being
At St Peter’s the health and happiness of all our staff is a key factor in delivering the highest standards of education to our students. Our staff are the role models for our students to become the adults of tomorrow. As such our staff actively participate in Learning activities to develop their subject knowledge and teaching practice. Colleagues Achievements are recognised, whether this is success with a n individual student or competition of a professional development course and we are working hard to Exceed the expectations and targets that we set for ourselves.
To maintain our staff well-being we have:
• Integrated systems of consultation include our Well Being Group which meet with representation from every area of the school. This provides a forum for the discussion of any staffing or staff development issue, and supports our focus on with work-life balance and welfare.
• Staff admissions priority: priority is given to the 'children of staff' who have been employed by the school for more than two years prior to considering applications from 'nearest school'. Please see the Admission Arrangements Policy for further information.
• Extra-curricular opportunities for staff – football, and occasional hockey and cricket teams as well as the staff band.
A specialist cover team that carry out most of the cover for absent colleagues allowing teachers guaranteed time to use non-contacts as they feel most valuable.
- Our pastoral team is excellent and has been identified as a strength of the school. We have a dedicated team for each year group consisting of a Head of Year and a non-teaching student support manager, these key areas are supported by our Pupil Premium Mentor, dedicated Family Worker and Attendance Officer.
- St Peter’s has around 1000 students between Y7 and Y13. We offer a wide range of academic A levels and vocational courses to help our students become well rounded members of our local community.
Our students cover a wide spectrum and as such St Peter’s is a fantastic school to teach in; we have new EAL arrivals and Oxbridge candidates, we have students with Autism and students with low level literacy. There is always a fresh challenge to your teaching and the opportunity to change the future for our young people.
• High profile Leadership Team who believe in the importance of getting into classrooms to support Learning and Teaching, and operate an open door policy so they are accessible to all staff and students.
Well Being Activities
Below is a taster of the activites that have been open to all staff during the current academic year:
Weekly staff football fixtures
The staff band play at the Y11 Prom
Newmarket Races Night
Grafham Water family fun day
Christmas Tea Party
Staff BBQ and Rounders Match