Values and Ethos
As part of the Catholic church to support students on their journey of faith, secure in the knowledge of God’s love for them as we strive to ensure that all reach their full potential
A school community where Gospel Values inform all we do and where educational excellence is our main priority.
- Charity, generosity, respect
- Peace, truth, holiness
- Justice, love, faithfulness
- Integrity and forgiveness
The development of each person’s full potential in a climate of joy, freedom, respect, challenge, co-operation and celebration.
The preparation of pupils to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives which will contribute to the Common Good.
The promotion of a spirit of charity, social justice, global awareness and concern for others leading to practical outreach and partnerships.
A culture of tolerance where people of diverse identities are recognised, welcomed, respected and cherished.
To achieve high rates of progress at all states of pupils’ education and strive for the highest levels of achievement.
To deliver lessons which consistently engage students, meet individual needs and develop higher learning skills.
To challenge and counter any and all behaviour which creates obstacles to learning for the pupils in our care.
To model excellence and lead by example.
To develop a curriculum and learning experiences in all subject areas which achieve our goals.
Excellent Faith Commitment
Our journey towards excellence:
- Deliver higher order and challenging activities to all pupils at all stages of their education
- Ensure pupils are pushed to achieve their best work
- Equip pupils with the skills and knowledge/understanding to improve
- Ensure all pupils know exactly where they are in terms of progress and how to improve further.
Without confidence and love there can be no true education’ - St John Bosco
The definition of British Values was set out by the government in the 2011 Prevent Strategy and added to Ofsted inspection guidance in July 2014.
‘To create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.’
At St Thomas More these values are regularly promoted through learning and teaching, a rounded program of assemblies and a positive behaviour policy allowing pupils to develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.