St Thomas More Catholic High School

Keeping Safe

Pupil Welfare

 

If you are struggling at school, you feel down, anxious, stressed or bothered about a particular issue, there are several options available to you at St Thomas More.

 

Speak with your form tutor. Remain behind and ask your form tutor to meet with you at break or lunch. Be ready to share the problem. Your form tutor is there to look after you and be able to respond to your needs.

 

Speak with a member of staff to whom you have a good relationship with. Perhaps there is another member of staff that you feel you are able to talk to. Ask them for a little time to be able to share your worries.

 

If it is about a particular subject – share your troubles, concerns with your class teacher. Your teacher is there to understand and listen to the issue and respond accordingly. Always trust them and allow them to understand the way you are feeling.

 

Your Progress Leader is there to help and to listen. Always feel that you can ask to meet with your progress leader to discuss anything you feel anxious or upset about.

 

Mrs Bilotta is our school Learning Mentor. She is here to help stop any barriers to learning. Her office is opposite the drama studio and you can ask Mrs Bilotta if you would like an appointment with her. You can also ask your form tutor or progress leader to arrange an appointment for you.

 

Inclusion is the room just before the drama studio. Pupils can use inclusion as an area of space if they need to work outside of the classroom. Reasons for using inclusion can be, struggling with academic studies, or because of a personal issue. Mrs Arterton is the key member of staff for the inclusion room. Do drop in to see her.

 

Our school nurse is in Mrs Bilotta’s room for ‘drop in’ sessions every Tuesday lunch time. Any Tuesday lunch, you can drop by and have a chat in confidence about any health problem that is worrying you or anything that is making you feel stressed or poorly.

 

Our school safety team are responsible for keeping you all safe. Mrs Packham is our safeguarding lead, with Mrs Hogg, Mrs Brown and Mrs Arterton as safeguarding officers.

 

Safeguarding boxes – are located in the reception area and outside Mrs Bilotta’s room – you can post any item of concern into the boxes, and the safeguarding team will be able to help and assist – even if the problem is not yours, but rather, someone you know.

 

Remember – God will always listen to you through prayer – but he sends us to be his hands on earth – we are here to help, listen, respond and care.

 

Our Parishes: Mass is celebrated in our four Catholic Parishes at the following times:

 

St Mary's Crewe St Anne's Nantwich St Gabriel's Alsager St Winifred's Sandbach
Saturday: 5:30pm
& 7pm (Polish)
Sunday: 9am. 11am & 6:30pm
Sunday (Polish) 12.45
Saturday: 6.30pm
Sunday: 10.30am
Saturday: 6.30pm
Sunday: 9.30am &
11.15am
Saturday: 6.30pm
Sunday:
9am & 10.30am