A Bishop's Visitor's View of Blue Coat

1odnLKGA 400x400Each year, the Bishop's Visitor (Mrs Butler) visits our school to identify and celebrate the ways in which the school is developing its (Christian) ethos. This usually results in a visit that tries to take in a number of aspects of school life to give as wide a perspective as possible.

The recent visit saw Mrs Butler experience lunchtime (Platinum!) play at Blue Coat, visit Religious Education lessons in both Key Stages, attend collective worship and the 'Ignite' after-school club, as well as meeting to talk with school leaders.

As you can see from the letter below, she managed to glean lots from the experience and praised the pupils and staff for the environment and ethos in which pupils interact and develop each day. 

It's a fantastic recognition of the hard work and commitment shown by the school community in making Blue Coat such a special place...

  • "children are exposed to completely new situations, can take risks, experience moments of ‘awe and wonder’ thereby developing their spirituality and also just really enjoy themselves!"

  • "The children are so lucky, I felt quite envious - and it is obvious that it has had a worthwhile and beneficial impact on school life generally."

  • " [Ignite Club] sounds to be a really valuable addition to the ethos of the school, and children were keen to explain that they liked it because: ‘they had a time of peace; ‘they could think about their own feelings;’ and ‘they enjoyed the reflection time at the end.’ "

Please read the full content in the link below:

Bishop's Visitor Letter 2018