Headteacher's Welcome

As the Headteacher of St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School I am delighted to welcome you to our school. Education is a partnership between home, school and parish. We believe that children learn best when all three work together for the benefit of our children.

The website will give you a “flavour” for what goes on here and should prepare you before your child starts school.

I look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Mrs Butterworth

Headteacher

Mission Statement

As Servants of God, we follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Through His love, we guide each member of our family on their own spiritual and learning journey to achieve and grow.

We Love, We Learn, We Live with Christ.

The Distinctive Nature of Education in our Catholic School

Education is concerned with the whole development of the child.  It affects his/her spiritual and physical growth as well as the intellectual and psychological development.

The primary source of all human growth is the home.  Here under the guidance of the family, children best discover how to be themselves and to grow in God’s love.

‘Since parents have conferred life on their children they have the most solemn obligation to educate their offspring.  Hence parents must be acknowledged as the first and foremost educators of their children.  Their role as educators is so decisive that scarcely anything can compensate for their failure in it.'

(Vatican Document on Christian Education)

The Aims of the School

  • To create a Catholic ethos in the school.
  • To introduce Jesus Christ through the liturgy and practices of the Catholic Church.
  • To fulfill the unique role of the school in preparing children for the sacramental  programme, in partnership with home and parish.
  • To create an environment where each child and member of staff is able to realise their full potential.
  • To encourage and facilitate the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children within the parish, home, school and the community.
  • To organise, deliver and monitor the curriculum for the maximum benefit of children and staff.

EQUALITY

As part of the Church’s historic agreement with the Government, Catholic schools are allowed to prioritise Catholics in their admissions codes and also reserve specific teaching roles for practising Catholics.

Guidance on the Equality Act and the Equality duties for schools in England and Wales can be found below.

CES Equality Guidance

 

The St Thomas More Team

Senior Leadership Team

Mrs Butterworth

Headteacher

Mrs Quigg

Deputy Headteacher/SENCO

Mrs Cassidy

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs McBride

Business Manager

Leadership Team

Miss Barran

Foundation Stage Manager

Mrs Craven

Lower Key Stage 2 Manager

Mrs Cassidy

Upper Key Stage 2 Manager

Miss Jones

Key Stage 1 Manager

Teaching Staff - Foundation

Miss Barran

Reception Teacher

Miss Harrison

Reception Teacher

Miss Banim

Nursery Teacher

Miss Young

HLTA

Mrs Coughlan

Reception Support Staff

Miss Crowley

Reception Support Staff

Miss Papoulia

Reception Support Staff

Mrs Patterson

Nursery Support Staff

Mrs Williams

Nursery Support Staff

Miss Reeves

Nursery Support Staff

Teaching Staff - Key Stage 1

Miss Jones

Teacher

Miss O'Donnell

Teacher

Mrs Weekes

Teacher

Mrs Attwood

KS1 Support Staff

Mrs Stephenson

KS1 Support Staff

Miss Begum

KS1 Support Staff

Mrs Nuttall

KS1 Support Staff

Teaching Staff - Lower Key Stage 2

Mrs Craven

Teacher

Miss McBride

Teacher

Miss Parkinson

Teacher

Mrs McNally

LKS2 Support Staff

Mrs McKenna

LKS2 Support Staff

Mr Burton

Teaching Assistant

Mr Bigland

Teacher

Teaching Staff - Upper Key Stage 2

Miss Hughes

Teacher

Mrs Cassidy

Teacher

Mrs Hickman

Teacher

Mrs Ryder

Learning Mentor

Mrs Jamieson

UKS2 Support Staff

Mr Robinson

UKS2 Support Staff

Mrs Williams

UKS2 Support Staff

Mrs Fanos

UKS2 Support Staff

Sports Leader

Mrs Pennells

Sports Leader

Administration Staff

Mrs McBride

Business Manager

Mrs Young

Secretary

Mrs Rimmer

Apprentice Administrator


Lunchtime Organisers

Mrs Williams

Lunchtime Supervisor

Mrs Corlett

Lunchtime Organiser

Mrs Roberts

Lunchtime Organiser

Miss Blackshaw

Lunchtime Organiser

Miss Rothwell

Lunchtime Organiser

Mrs Dixon

Lunchtime Organiser

Mrs Bradshaw

Miss Tiani

Premises Staff

Mr Dixon