Principal's Welcome and vision
I warmly welcome you to our wonderful school. My name is Mrs Kate Madia and I am incredibly privileged to be the Head Teacher of St Thomas More School. Our school is one in which the individual really matters; we embrace the uniqueness of each member of our school community and encourage everybody to celebrate their God-given talents and skills, and those of others, recognising beauty and strength in diversity. We create young people who are excellent communicators and confident, independent and empathetic learners, in an environment where behaviour is calm, creativity can flourish. Children at our school will be experts at being creative, critical, collaborate and caring thinkers. Caring, critical but respectful relationships, form a golden thread which runs through all our learning activities.
We have strong learning and teaching of metacognition which supports our self-improving system - individually and collectively. Regular feedback including peer and self-evaluation is the driver and regulator within this system. We understand the global context of our lives and how we can contribute to sustainable growth. We will create enquiring children who are willing to take risks and seek out challenges, fully equipped for a rapidly changing world. We celebrate academic success and recognise the fundamental importance of the arts, humanities and physical education.
We strive to give each child the skills needed to become confident, healthy, self-aware, socially responsible, sensitive and resilient citizens; recognising the power of a mistake in their learning journey and having a positive 'can do' attitude towards their studies. We want every child at St Thomas More to know their worth and to know that they have the power to make a positive impact on the world. Our website is a little window into our school. We hope you enjoy finding out about our special community.
Mrs K Madia