Catholic life at St Thomas’ is outstanding and inclusive, with prominence given to the mission statements both of the school and the MAC, and to Catholic values.
Leadership of the Catholic life and collective worship of the school is outstanding, emanating from the vibrant and faith-filled personal example of the headteacher.
Strong and dynamic leadership is evident in all areas of the school. Individuals demonstrate their personal commitment to the faith, and there is a collective drive towards continually moving forward standards in all areas and improving on previous best.
Leadership, outcomes from and provision for religious education is outstanding
Religious Education is strong in school: the subject is very well led by a coordinator who provides outstanding example and support to ensure that teaching is never less than good; from often modest starting points, progress is strong, within and across both key stages; outcomes for pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 are above age-related expectations.
The Catholic life of the school is outstanding, with its motto, “Truth, Courage”, at the centre and many opportunities for all to develop, individually and collectively, their understanding of the Faith and a positive sense of vocation.
Collective worship is a strong feature of the school. It engages all pupils to participate, pray and reflect, which they do with reverence and enthusiasm. It supports and enriches the faith life of all.
Provision for RE is secure and focused, with clear and effective procedures in place for monitoring and evaluating learning and teaching, ensuring impact towards school improvement.
Standards of engagement, progress and attainment for all pupils within years and across key stages are high in RE.
There is strong and dynamic leadership throughout the senior team. Individuals demonstrate their personal commitment to the faith; collectively there is a continual drive towards high standards in all areas and improving on previous best.