I hope you had a happy and Holy Easter and that you are enjoying being back at school and are ready for our busy summer term.

CCTV

As mentioned in MoreNews prior to Easter, we have now had our CCTV cameras installed. This will help us to further improve the safety of our students. It will help us to monitor punctuality to lessons and to deal with any pastoral incidents that occur throughout the day. It will eliminate the need to investigate most incidents and will allow our pastoral staff to focus their time on other more useful activities in support of our students’ welfare.

Exams (Years 11 to 13)

Very well done to all of our students who have attended Easter and after-school revision. The coursework and practise exam grades are constantly improving as a result of our students’ hard work. The effort put in during these last few crucial weeks really will pay off.

Well done to our students who are working through their ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence). The first student to pass gained an ‘A’ grade, which is a fantastic result!

I am expecting that the students who are taking their next mock examinations will continue to treat them with the seriousness and maturity that we expect. This is a final practise for the real thing and deserves to be treated appropriately. If students do not gain their predicted grades in the mock exams I shall arrange for them to re-sit during an after school session. This will ensure that they are properly prepared for their actual exams. It would be better to prepare properly for the mocks and avoid any re-sits altogether. If you are stuck with anything at all, please ask your teacher for help ASAP.

Parents, please can you sign up for our school app

You will be aware that school budgets are getting tighter. In order to save money we are making more of our communication electronic and can also save money when sending texts using this system. Please can you sign up for the app if you have not already done so? It will ensure that you get all of the information that we are sending out and that you can fully support your sons and daughters. Further information can be found on the last page of this newsletter.


Dr Hatfield, Headteacher

Remembrance Service 2017

At 11am on Friday 10th November 2017 students and staff at St Thomas More paused to commemorate the First World War.

Anti-Bullying and Good Samaritan Week 

This week staff and students marked both Anti - Bullying and Good Samaritan Week in school.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Staff joined together during break on our recent training day to raise funds for the Macmillan Coffee Morning.


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