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Congratulations from Westminister!

 

Dear Parent/Carers,

 

I am delighted to inform you all that we have received another letter of congratulations from the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, congratulating St Thomas of Canterbury for the very high level of progress our school has made in reading, writing and mathematics in the 2017 national key stage 2 tests.

 

Our school is amongst the top 2% of schools in England in terms of progress the pupils make between key stage 1 and the end of key stage 2.

 

This is a great achievement and this shows how hard the staff and pupils work to get these results!

 

Well Done Everyone!!

 

Kind regards,

 

Mr Deane OBE.

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Thank you!!

 

Many parents and carers will already know that we received some delightful good news over the Christmas holiday period. Mr Deane was fortunate enough to be included in the Queens New Years Honours list and will travel down to London at some point this year to receive an OBE. This is a tremendous honour and tribute to all members of the school community; teachers, support staff, children, parents and governors. We want everyone to share in this joint honour and it is on that basis that I will accept this on your behalf. I hope to do a special school assembly later in the year to show children the actual medal and photographs/ film of the investiture itself. In this way children can hopefully understand what is meant by an OBE and also understand that they have an important share in this award.

 

Can I say a huge thank you to all of our parents for donating money towards a brilliant staff party last Friday evening after school to celebrate together the Queens Award. The food was delicious, the cakes especially and also the beautiful engraved statuette. I will treasure this gift for many years! Thank you for your kindness and generosity.

 

God bless,

Mr Deane

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The Queen's New Years Honours List

 

Dear parents and carers,

 

I write to you today to pass on some wonderful news the school has received over the Christmas holiday.

 

In recognition of my role as Head teacher here at St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary, and also my work with other schools as both an Ofsted Inspector and National Leader of Education over the last 10 years my name has been kindly included in The Queen’s New Years honours list. I am to receive an OBE for “services to primary education” and will travel down to London at some point in 2018 to receive this most special award.

 

I trust you share with me a great sense of pride and joy that our school’s remarkable achievements over many years have been recognised in this very public and amazing way.

 

Whilst I will formally receive the OBE, it is important to remember that every member of our school community share in this magnificent honour; fantastically talented teachers and support staff (past and present), our hard working and supportive school governors, parents and carers who work in partnership with the school and most of all our children who “reach for the stars” each day at school. I would particularly like to take this opportunity to thank our Chair of Governors and parish priest Father David McFarlane for his wise advice and support.

 

When the time comes to receive the award, ideally I would like to be able to take some children and staff so they are able to fully share in this special day. We will have to wait and see if this is possible.

 

Nobody achieves anything alone, least of all in a primary school setting. Only through talented teams of staff working in partnership with parents, governors and the wider community can we help our children achieve their full, God given potential.

 

Thank you once again for your continued support.

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

Mr Deane OBE

Head teacher

National Leader of Education

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Flu Poster Competition

Julia, Vanessa and Victoria from 5R made the poster for the flu vaccine competition.

Early September they will be invited to meet the Mayor and receive their prize.

Well done!

World Autism Awareness Day

This week is world autism week. Thankyou for taking part in helping us raise autism awareness. The money we have raised today will be split between The national Autistic society and SAFA (Salford Action For Autism) they help some of our families in school.

The children have learnt lots about autism today, please take a few moments to watch our school assembly and see what they have learnt.

Thanks again for your donations and thank you to Mrs Raftery for making the cake for our raffle.

We also gave out several awards for being creative and working hard in class.

Please see pictures below

 

Dear Parent/Carers,

 

I am delighted to inform you all that we have received a letter of congratulations from the Minister of State for Schools, Nick Gibb MP, congratulating St Thomas of Canterbury for the very high standard of performance in the 2015 national key stage 2 tests.

 

100% of pupils gained level 4B or above in reading and maths and level 4 or above in writing.  St Thomas of Canterbury was one of only 187 schools in the country to achieve this level of attainment.

 

This is a great achievement and this shows how hard the staff and pupils work to get these results!

 

Well Done Everyone!!

 

Kind regards,

 

Mr Deane.

Congratulations from Westminister!

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HMI Best Practice Report 2015

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