'Catholic schools are established by the Church for Catholic children and young people, who, through baptism, have a right to an education in the Catholic faith. Catholic schools in their various forms are built on the foundations laid by previous generations of parents and clergy. We have inhertited this rich tradition of Catholic schools from them and are committed to handing it on to future generations.'
Our Catholic Schools - Their Identity and Purpose
The Moran Trophy is awarded termly to a child in the school that has made outstanding progress.
The trophy is named after the Moran family.
Tommy Moran became an 'observer' on the Governing Body in 2012. He then went onto become a Foundation Governor. He was part of the first Governing Body. He worked tirelessly in those early days and helped to build the foundations of this wonderful school. In his time on the Governing Body, he was part of the panel that appointed Mrs Rutherford, our first ever Deputy Headteacher and Mr Doherty as Headteacher.
Abigail, his daughter, joined with the first intake of children in September 2012. One of our founder children, the reason for our being. Beth then joined in 2014 and Meghan followed in 2015 – a ‘Holy Family’ family!
Sarah helped set up the initial PSA in Oct 2012 as Vice Chair. Sadly, this ceased in 2013 but as fundraising still needed to be done it got done through Sarah’s determination and considerable hard work. She was then asked to restart the Friends of Holy Family Association again a year later and was Chair until Easter 2017.
This trophy is to be a termly reminder of the commitment made by the Moran family - a commitment to make Holy Family School an outstanding Catholic school, a jewel within the community.
They Moran family have moved on and they have handed the baton onto all of us - children, parents, staff and governors.
George - Spring Term 2020 Winner
George settled into Year 3 really well. He was, and still is, hard working and motivated. But occasionally George would become frustrated when working on his Maths, when he didn’t understand, and even began to dislike the subject. As a child, I found Maths tricky and didn’t enjoy it, until someone broke it down bit by bit, and showed me that I could do it. So I broke it down, bit by bit. I explained to George that I would rather he answered just one question correctly and understood it, showing me all his working out, using resources where needed, so he was confident to know what he had accomplished. I couldn’t believe the speedy transformation that took place through the end of the Autumn Term and into the Spring Term. George was setting his work out much more neatly, showing each step of the calculation and began flying through the tasks set. He would turn to me with a beaming smile on his face to say when he had completed the work and would be so proud of himself when I marked it correct. Even his attitude to self-correcting when he did make an error changed – where before George would get upset and angry, now he works back through, identifies the mistake and corrects it with more confidence.
After accomplishing this, George’s handwriting improved too, generally across the subjects. He now works more calmly and at a slightly slower pace so as to keep the presentation of his work at a higher level. I am so proud of what George has accomplished this year. I hope that being awarded the Moran Trophy will show George that his continued hard work, motivation and developing patience has paid off. I also wish George the best of luck this year to continue this success and build on what he has achieved. So proud of you George!
Summer Term 2017 - Archie (Year 2)
Autumn Term 2017 - Ben (Year 2)
Spring Term 2018 - Pinelope (Year 5)
Summer Term 2018 - Charlie (Year 1)
Autumn Term 2018 - Ali (Year 6)
Spring Term 2019 - Nevayah (Year 3)
Summer Term 2019 - Gina (Year 4)
Autumn Term 2019 - Lizzie (Year 5)
Spring Term 2020 - George (Year 3)