Parents and Carers as Partners
At St Thomas More we aim to maintain a strong home-school partnership with our pupils’ parents and carers. Close co-operation and communication between home and school will be key in ensuring that all children make good progress and receive the best opportunities and outcomes during their time with us.
It is important that parents share their thoughts, compliments and criticisms so that we may work together for the benefit of all children. As a Catholic school we have strong family values and work closely with parents, guardians, pupils, teachers, governors and the parish, to run a harmonious school with a distinct caring and empathetic ethos.
At St Thomas More, we offer every parent/carer the opportunity to be involved in family learning with their child. We hope that parents/carers will attend structured conversations to discuss targets and progress and that we include families in celebrating the successes and achievements of their children through class liturgies, shows, mass and whole school celebrations such as St Thomas More feast day. In addition to this, we offer termly Parent pop-in sessions to allow each child’s family to celebrate their learning with them.
St Thomas More also offers support from a Child and Family Action Worker who supports children and their families with issues such as attendance, behaviour and parenting, housing and pastoral care and well being. This includes weekly parent coffee mornings to develop the relationships between school and home for all. Another opportunity for school and home to work together includes family learning where our Family Support Worker leads fun sessions for all of the family to bond, learn and enjoy time together.