INSET day – HappyNew Year & Happy Birthday?!

We began our INSET day with prayers for the New Year.

We began by thinking of the new year as a gift, like a precious child held in our hands.

We lit 5 candles as we focused on our intentions as teachers over this new year.
We lit a further candle to link our prayers to those in our sister schools throughout the Diocese, using a circle of saints Litany for the Deanery School Family. We prayed for the invocation of the saints, especially St Margaret Clitherow, Blessed John Henry Newman, St Vincent de Paul, St Mary, St Thomas More, St John, Our Lady, St Hilda, St Joseph and Our Lord of the Transfiguration.
We ended by listening to a letter from St Paul (2 Timothy: 6-8; 13-14) and reflected on what ‘precious thing’ we would like to ‘fan into a flame’ or to grow stronger in during 2015!


Our focus for the morning was developing Middle Leadership and supporting each other to develop our brilliant school further.

Everyone then went off to develop a Subject Leadership / Phase Leader Plan for the Spring Term.

Mrs Stewart prepared a beautiful New Year’s Lunch for us and the topic of conversation moved from Christmas news to our forthcoming 1960s day to mark the start of our 50th a year celebrations. I think you will enjoy everyone’s costumes and I do hope that parents and friends will be able to join with us for part of this morning which we have set aside as an open morning. You should have received a letter reminding you about this today – if not, check the website!

Staff spent the afternoon planning activities for our 1960s day – it will be a fantastic day!

Happy New Year and Happy Birthday St Margaret Clitherow School!

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