Curriculum vision

At Saint Thomas More Catholic School, our curriculum vision is to enable pupils to achieve academic excellence with wider social and spiritual awareness and responsibilities in a caring and supportive environment.

The curriculum is underpinned by a broad set of common values and purposes. These are:

  • encouraging in pupils a deeper knowledge and understanding of key ideas and concepts through a variety of learning methods.
  • providing flexibility in curriculum design and subject choice so that students are able to personalise their learning with regard to their ability and interests whilst retaining breadth in their studies.
  • ensuring that the delivery of learning and teaching is of the highest quality.

Key Stage 3

Students in Key Stage 3 follow a curriculum designed to aid transition from Key Stage 2. It is a curriculum that enables, empowers and encourages, providing students with the opportunity to work in an exciting, creative and successful competence led environment.

Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to increase the knowledge and understanding of students and prepare them for final examinations and assessment. Students will study both vocational and GCSE courses in a wide variety of subjects. The curriculum is tailored to each individual student through the options process.

Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5 students will enter Sixth Form, a vibrant, exciting community which challenges students to realise their academic potential while offering new opportunities for leadership, endeavour and service.

Governors

Dates show end of term of office

Foundation

Mr R Dalton (Chairman) (- 03 September 2018)

Mr S Onions (Vice Chairman) (- 13 September 2021)

Mr D Baker (- 31 August 2018)

Mr C Knowles (- 31 August 2018)

Mrs R Tonks (- 15 December 2021)

Foundation Parent Governor

Mrs K Durkin (- 01 October 2018)

Elected Parent Governors

Mr B Blackmore

Mrs J Kidson (- 31 August 2019)

Mrs J Weaver (- 08 October 2018)

Staff Governors

Mrs J Blue (Support Staff) (- 31 August 2019)

Mr D O’Connor (Teacher) (- 20 September 2018)

Local Authority Governor

Mr S Sheffield (- 29 September 2018)

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs G Sanghera, Governor Support & Development Services, Walsall Children’s Services (Education)

If you would like to contact a governor please contact Mrs D Dale, Head’s PA on 01902 368798 or Mrs G Sanghera, Clerk to the Governors on 01922 652 859. You can also write to a governor using the usual school address.

Staff

Headteacher

Mrs S Bowen

Senior Leadership Team

Mr S Burns (Deputy Headteacher & Designated Child Protection Officer)

Mr D Virgo (Senior Assistant Headteacher)

Mr M Bishell (Assistant Headteacher)

Mrs A Brown (Assistant Headteacher)

Mr K Brown (Assistant Headteacher)

Mrs C Weighell (Assistant Headteacher & Head of Pastoral Care)

Headteacher’s PA

Mrs D Dale

Business Manager

Mr S Brierley

Bursar

Mrs C Campbell

Premises Manager

Ms L Johnson (Interserve Integrated Services)