THANK YOU MR. MARTIN!
We are sorry to inform you that this term, we will be saying farewell to one of our Governors - Mr. Steve Martin. Steve is currently a Foundation Governor and also Vice Chair of our Governing Body, he has done a great deal to support the school as a volunteer and we truly appreciate his guidance and unwavering support.
Mr Martin, we wish you all the very best for the future and hope you will visit your St. Thomas More school family often.
VACANCY - PARENT GOVERNOR
We are pleased to announce that there is currently a vacancy on our Governing Body for a Parent Governor. If you are interested in applying for the position and working positively to support our school, children, families and staff, please contact the school office by Friday 1st March to register your interest.
CONGRATULATIONS ST THOMAS MORE!
Your Statement of Commitment and Case Study have been reviewed by our assessment panel and we are delighted to inform you that St Thomas More Catholic Primary School has been awarded an Artsmark Silver Award. Congratulations!
The panel has made the following comment about your submissions:
It is clear that, despite changes in structure and leadership, your school’s recognition of the value of the Arts to your declared mission has led to significant progress. Your account of the benefits of listening to and acting upon pupil voice is very impressive and by starting with the children you have ensured that engagement with your range of developments has been strong. You have seen growth in children’s self-worth as well as their artistic skills and you have fostered staff confidence through CPD. Your range of offer has grown, and you have been alert to the need to ensure that opportunities in the Arts are open to all. Going forward, you might explore Arts Awards to further encourage the children to take ownership of their engagement and personal progression within the Arts. Partnership with the Living Arts Network has clearly been very valuable, and you should develop further partnerships with a range of arts and cultural organisations, to provide CPD and to collaborate in producing high quality teaching resources that have measurable effects on the quality of provision. You are right to look, now, to develop the cross-curricular links to the Arts. As you develop further, it will also be good to exemplify how the arts curriculum itself is delivered and how progression within the arts is measured. You should be able to evidence the effects of the Arts on attainment in other subjects, particularly where they support literacy, and on the overall development of the children, including their social, emotional and spiritual well-being. You have understood the power of the Arts and you have used them to empower children. It will be wonderful to see how you build on these excellent foundations!
Congratulations on your Artsmark Silver Award!
See you all at 8.50am where we join together to celebrate this week's achievements. All parents are warmly invited to attend.
MULTI ACADEMY CONSULATION MEETING
Thank you to all the parents and governors who attended last night's meeting. We hope that you found it useful and informative. For further information please visit www.lumenchristi.org.uk
Safer Internet Day
Today is 'Safer Internet Day.' Please talk to your child about the importance of keeping themselves safe on-line, not providing personal information and being mindful of what they communicate.
We want all our children to be safe users of the world wide web.
Anti- Bullying Week
The focus of our anti- bullying week is 'on- line safety' which ties in well with safer internet day on Tuesday. Pupils have been asked to design a poster, write a song. poem or rap . Some will be selected to perform or share at the Praise Assembly this week.
Please encourage your child to have a go.
We appeared to have escaped the snow however it is still bitterly cold. We hope that the revised arrangements each morning help so that you are not waiting around on a cold playground.
Not long til half term - hopefully we will see some lighter and brighter mornings too!