Catholic Ethos and Values

St Thomas More Catholic High School Vision = Mission + Standards

Our school community believes in every person, encouraging their love of learning, their love of each other and their love of Christ.

We strive to offer a Christ-centred education with Catholic Social Teaching permeating throughout our relationships, values, standards, curriculum and ethos. We are in pursuit of excellence in all things and believe our high standards and aspirations allow each person, both young and old, to grow and develop taking pride in their achievements. Each individual character is celebrated, encouraged and challenged to inspire others as we aim to be a learning community for all. In order to grow fully we encourage courageous thinking and risk taking in our safe STM environment alongside an ethos of forgiveness and reconciliation.

STM is a welcoming community who open its doors to other schools, colleges, universities, parishes and businesses. We celebrate our local community of Crewe but also open our eyes out into the wider world. We ensure our pupils have the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to make a positive contribution both locally, nationally and internationally through our virtues, the curriculum, trips and the diverse range of outside speakers.

STM is a forward thinking school where we believe everyone has an individual calling to be the best possible ‘them’ they can be. For we all are Christ’s body on earth and have all been created with gifts and talents to go out and build God’s Kingdom.

This will be achieved through a strong and diverse leadership team and governance with a clear vision for Catholic education; a broad, holistic and challenging curriculum which inspires pupils to enjoy their learning and take pride in their achievements; differentiated wider learning opportunities outside the classroom and high standards where pupils feel safe and secure.

To develop pupils character, which we at STM define as a set of positive so that we strive to develop pupils’ character, which we at STM define as a set of positive personal traits, dispositions and virtues that informs their motivation and guides their conduct so that they reflect wisely, learn eagerly, behave with integrity and cooperate consistently well with others. This, we believe, gives pupils the qualities they need to flourish in society.

In the classroom

Love of learning

Attentiveness
Sense of humour
Humility
Patience
Perseverance
Determination
Discernment

 

During our social time
Self-control
Justice
Temperance
Solidarity
Respect
Kindness
Friendship
Courtesy

 

In our hearts
Love
Prayer
Faith
Hope
Forgiveness
Compassion
Service
Courage