Year 6 Transition

 

Year 6 to Year 7 Transition: A Letter from the Headteacher

 
Dear Parents and Carers,
 
Firstly, a warm welcome to St Thomas More RC College and we are looking forward to your child joining our St Thomas More family in September. Unfortunately, this year, we will not be able to welcome your child into our school for their scheduled Year 6 Transition Days, which is a great shame for all. However, at St Thomas More RC College, we understand the importance of the Year 6 to Year 7 transition process and with this in mind, we have provided you and your child with a Year 6 to Year 7 St Thomas More Transition video, which can be used in conjunction with the Year 7 Parent Information pack that you will have received. Here, you will find out key information about the school day, the school uniform, and the roles and routines within our outstanding Catholic college.
 
Furthermore, at St Thomas More RC College, we have high expectations for all our pupils; we aim to provide a first-class catholic education for all and we endeavour to uphold the Catholic values and ethos that are outlined in our Mission Statement on a daily basis. As an outstanding Catholic college, we take great pride in ensuring all our pupils are at the heart of everything that we do and our faith community is like a family that supports one another. Our daily prayer and worship sets the tone for the day ahead and at all times, there is a real emphasis on coming together for collective worship, liturgies and reflection. Furthermore, in our 2019 Section 48 report, it was recognised that all the staff at our school are ‘united heart and soul’ in their mission to create ‘a community which recognises the worth and dignity of all people’ and we take great pride in being an inclusive outstanding catholic school.
 
Our curriculum at St Thomas More is broad and balanced and through a broad choice, our pupils are able to find the path that best suits them, and which guarantees that they achieve their full potential during their time at our school. At St Thomas More, we embrace education by encouraging scholastic excellence across the curriculum at Key stage 3 and 4 through our ‘vibrant’ teaching and learning culture. We successfully build on prior knowledge and learning and our dedicated team of teachers focus on developing the skills of oracy, independence and resilience to ensure all our pupils become excellent learners.
 
In addition to the school curriculum, we have an extensive array of extra-curricular activities to suit every pupil and these range from the creative arts, to The Duke of Edinburgh Award, STEM activities, choir and musical activities and excellence in sport, to name but a few. There truly is something for everyone at St Thomas More and we are looking forward to our new Year 7s participating in these activities.
 
Furthermore, the excellent structure of our pastoral team encourages all our pupils to be happy, confident, respectful and virtuous individuals and throughout their time at St Thomas More, our pupils are guided by their form tutor, Head of Year and Learning Support team to be the best that they can be. At our school, our pupils thrive in a secure, caring and harmonious environment that strives for success. We aim to develop and nurture the talents of each and every pupil, inside and outside of the classroom, to prepare our pupils for Post 16 study and beyond.
 
During your child’s time at St Thomas More, we aspire to inspire all our pupils to follow the Gospel values of ‘peace, love truth and justice’ and to achieve and succeed in everything they do. Even though we cannot meet you and your child  face to face this year, we believe our staff and pupils are the best ambassadors and advocates of the daily life of our outstanding Catholic community so please watch the video regarding the Year 6 to 7 Transition programme to find key information which will support your child’s transition to secondary school
 
Finally, we look forward to welcoming your child to St Thomas More on Thursday 2nd September 2021 and have a lovely summer.
 
God bless
 
Mr Brophy
Headteacher
 

A welcome message from our Headteacher Mr Brophy and some key transition information

 
 

A special message to our new Year 7 pupils from Mrs Mellor your new Head of Year