Dear St Thomas More students, staff and community,

Thank you so much for your generosity towards me as I prepare to leave our school. I have been so overwhelmed with the kind gifts, cards and well wishes. You are all so very kind and I really appreciate every kind thought.

I am very sorry to leave our school for personal reasons. However, I will stay in touch and will always offer any support that I can. I am very pleased That Mrs Bowen will lead our school from Easter; she will ensure that high standards continue and I wish her and all the staff the very best.

I am so proud of all of our students for their hard work and all that they have achieved. I have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Music from The Shows’ concert and Easter services and have been so impressed by the artistic and musical talents of our students who participated.

This is a really wonderful, warm and kind community and it has been such a privilege to be your Head teacher. Thank you for your support and hard work. May God bless you all.

With love and prayers,

Dr Hatfield, Headteacher

I would like to sign off with my favourite prayer;
People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
-this version is credited to Mother Teresa

World Skills Show

On 15th November, a group of year 9 students attended the World Skills Show event in Birmingham. The World Skills Show is the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event.

Barclays Lifeskills Workshop

On Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th November facilitators from the Transformation Trust visited our school to deliver Barclays LifeSkills workshops to Years 7 and 8.

Bank of England Visit

As a Business Studies student I was given the opportunity to meet Mr P Brione from the Bank of England, who has a paramount role in the International Policy and Strategy as the Senior Manager.

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