Character at St Thomas More
St Thomas More Catholic School strives to ensure that pupils are given opportunities to cultivate virtues to become happy, confident and well-rounded individuals who make meaningful contributions within the school community and the wider society.
We aim to achieve this through:
Character Caught: Developing a shared language around our character values, CREST.
Character Taught: Developing opportunities in the curriculum for the explicit teaching of virtues, especially in Sport, Drama and the Creative Arts.
Character Sought: Developing a culture of volunteerism within the school with a number of leadership initiatives within and outside the school.
At the heart of our school are our character values, which are the virtues of courage, respect, effort, service and teamwork.
All students have a CREST Passport to record and reflect on how they demonstrate these school virtues during their time in school. We celebrate the excellent character demonstrated by our students through the CREST Award. Our assembly programme also makes weekly reference to our character virtues.
- School Council
- Youth Club
- Peer Mentoring
- Guided Reading
- CAFOD Young Leaders
- Liturgical Prefects
- Duke of Edinburgh
- Work Experience
- Jack Petchey Speak Out
- Green Club
Sixth Form Green Club meet up every Friday lunchtime to discuss environmental issues. Last year, students participated in the COP 2022 Conference. Students engaged in a community project, creating an ‘urban jungle’ with neighbouring Earlham Primary School to provide them with the benefits of a green space. They led the Year 5 pupils with the design and building of 'bug hotels' to harvest local wildlife and learn about STEM topics as well as different animal species in the area.