Headteacher’s Notice – 18 June 2021

Taken from the latest issue of More News:

Hello, well I hope you are all well and even more so enjoying the most glorious stretch of weather we are currently experiencing. It certainly brightens the spirit and lightens the heart, doesn’t it?

As you can see from both our front cover and inside this edition of More News we are celebrating the feast day of our patron saint this coming week on Tuesday. We have ordered some treats to be distributed amongst our students and will join them in considering how we might best emulate St Thomas More in our everyday lives.

We will also mark the importance of this feast day for us as a school community and family of faith with the celebration of Mass led Fr Craig. As this will be a virtual celebration of Mass and our students will be at home because it is a training day, we will publish the link for the live streaming of our celebration of Mass on our school website and Face Book. We would love you to join our staff and Governing Body in this celebration.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and support in responding to the directive published last week by Public Health Walsall and Walsall LA with regards to the wearing of face masks in school. Your proactive approach as Parents and Carers has ensured that our students have arrived to school appropriately compliant. As I am sure you will appreciate this goes a long way in our efforts to maintain a fully functional, safe and healthy school.

With that in mind may I emphasise again the importance of keeping any student who demonstrates Covid symptoms at home. This is even more essential if your child or anyone at home has had to take a PCR test. This is absolutely essential in protecting the health and well being of our school community.

Thank you also for your prayers for our Year 7 – 9 students as they completed their end of Year PPEs. Without doubt they demonstrated resilience, perseverance and diligence in their approach.

I would ask that your prayers continue in a similar way for our Year 10 and 12 students as they commence their end of Year PPEs starting Monday June 28th. These exams are most significant for our students in both Year groups as they will prove indicative of their progress to date as they continue their journey in either GCSE or A Levels. Their results will also allow us to decide upon the correct support or intervention needed to encourage ongoing progress and success.

Whilst we have not been able to host our traditional Parents’ Evenings this year we are going to host virtual Parents’ Evenings over the course of the next number of weeks. We will publish the necessary details this coming week. We would welcome and encourage your participation and especially your perspective and evaluation once completed.

As always please do not hesitate to contact us should there be anything we can do to support or help you.

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Mrs S Bowen is the Headteacher of St Thomas More Catholic School.