Welcome from the Head Teacher
It is my great honour and privilege to be the Head Teacher of St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School. Our school is built on Christian values that are lived out daily and inspire the warmth, kindness and happiness that are such an obvious characteristic of the school.
The key to children being happy in school is that they feel safe and secure; that teachers want to get to know them and understand their unique characters; and that they know it is our mission to support them as they make the most of their God-given talents. We at St Thomas More School take these responsibilities very seriously. We understand that we are fulfilling a very special role in the forming of our young people into a voice for good in the world, and having experienced the love that is at the core of Catholic education are equipped to face the challenges of life with purpose, intelligence and moral values.
Students of all abilities achieve very highly at St Thomas More and we are proud of our first class track record of academic success and progress for all. We strive for excellence and develop in our young people a self-belief and confidence that allows them to achieve exceptionally well in exams. Not all students find learning easy and we have a very proud tradition of developing the strengths and talents of all children so that they can be the very best that they can be.
I am blessed to have a high quality team of committed and gifted teachers and support staff who all share my vision to see St Thomas More offering to every child the very best education available. I am privileged to work with some truly exceptional leaders who place the needs of students at the centre of every decision. Our pupils are so encouraged to develop their own leadership skills and we have and we have an active pupil voice within the school.
We have very high expectations and insist upon impeccable standards of behaviour. Our students are required to dress smartly, be polite and courteous, and prepared to engage fully in their learning.
Our school is a vibrant, well ordered and friendly environment. Our students are happy and confident; our staff are experts in their field. Together we work hard to make St Thomas More a truly excellent school.
Transition to Year 7
For many students secondary school represents a step
towards autonomy and the whole process of growing up and looking to the future. Whilst the move to secondary school is exciting, it is also a big change and it is not surprising that parents and students often feel anxious. St Thomas More aims to make the transfer from primary education to secondary education as easy and informative as possible.
The transition to St Thomas More is friendly and supportive because:
- The school is smaller so it will be easier for students to get to know each other.
- It will be possible for the staff to know each student well and for the students to know each teacher well.
- Most Year 7's will be moving to St Thomas More with peers from their own primary school, so they will already know others in their year group.