As each school year begins, especially if your child has just joined us as a new student regardless of the year group, one of the many concerns you may have is will your child experience bullying and what should you do if it does occur.

As parents and carers you can expect the amount of homework your child receives to increase, particularly the further up the school they progress. It is an expectation that it is completed to the best of your child’s ability and is handed in on time. These after school tasks are not only important in allowing their teachers to be certain that they have understood what was taught in class but it allows your child to build upon what has been covered, discussed and explored.

During the summer, Year 8 student Aimee travelled to Barcelona in Spain to compete in the Dance World Cup.

At St Thomas More we try our utmost to keep you informed of anything happening in school, by mail, text, app and social media. This includes (but not limited to) school updates, attendance monitoring, school reports and student illness.

This edition’s Good Samaritan is Charly who is in Year 9. Our reason for nominating Charly is because whilst eating his lunch recently in our school canteen he discovered that a new Year 7 boy sat near him was not eating anything.

Thursday last, September 20th, saw us throw our doors open to prospective students and their parents/carers. From 5.00 - 8.00pm we saw a steady stream of visitors from a wide variety of primary schools, all interested to see what we could offer as a Catholic school with a solid reputation for spiritual, pastoral and academic care and direction. Enclosed are a variety of pictures taken by Mr Barratt during the evening. We hope you enjoy them.

It has given me great pleasure to present the students listed with a Headteacher’s Award for the following reasons:

Year 12 mock examinations will take place for all year 12 students week beginning 5th November.

Don't forget: Friday 26 October 2018 is a non-uniform day. Students are invited to wear a red item of clothing. Donations of £1 will be collected to mark 100 years of the end of the First World War. Money raised will be donated to the Royal British Legion.