Headteacher's Introduction and Welcome
I am sure that many of you will know me through my role as Deputy Headteacher of TCMS. I took over as Headteacher in September and would like to welcome you to our website - it will give you a taste of what makes TCMS such a good school, where children are taught by excellent teachers, have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, and are challenged to reach their full potential. Our aim is to be an outstanding school, with our team ensuring that every pupil is motivated and that we offer the leadership and opportunity to allow individuals to achieve their dreams.
We have an outstanding pastoral team, who ensure pupils are safe at school, show respect to everyone and everything around them and develop the self-esteem and resilience necessary in their future lives and careers. Our office team are second to none and provide a wonderful first contact for parents. They will endeavour to answer all your questions, and keep you updated of your child’s progress through our ‘Schools Comms’ system – both for when Teacher Commendations are awarded, or for when a quiet word is needed about conduct at school. We have dedicated Learning Support Staff who are highly qualified to give your child the very best support when necessary. Our caretaking staff work tirelessly ensuring an inspiring and engaging environment in school. We have now appointed a new chef at school who will complement our existing canteen staff and has some very exciting ideas. I urge you let your child try our new meals from September. Our lunchtime staff keep pupils safe, and are a very valuable ‘ear’ if pupils have concerns about anything.
Ofsted have told us that the Leadership & Management of the school is good, and behaviour is good. When they told us that they felt that rates of progress were a little too variable last year, we acted immediately. Small class focussed interventions have meant that all pupils have progressed well in 2015 - have a look at our results on the SATs Page. We are so proud of every pupil’s individual efforts and that they are now moving into Key Stage 3 with wonderful prospects. Giving all our pupils the very best tools to progress in life is what we do.
Parental Engagement is essential for your child’s progress. We have very high expectations of all pupils; that they will be well prepared and equipped every day, come to school with an ‘I can’ attitude, and follow our R.E.S.P.E.C.T. rules. With that in mind, we actively encourage parents to be involved in the day-to-day and longer term direction of school by volunteering as a Governor. I will also be forming a Parent Group early next term for those who want to contribute to school and community life, but cannot commit to Governorship. If you are interested in either options, please contact me directly through the office number.
I have painted a very honest picture of TCMS, but you decide. Come to our new intake evening, where you and your child can have a tour of school; meet their future teachers, see what they will be learning, speak to pupils, see for yourself that it is a happy and safe place to be. When pupils are happy and safe, the learning will happen in abundance. If you can’t make the intake evening, give me a ring anytime on the office number and I will be delighted and proud to show you around. I look forward to meeting you.
Mr Benjamin Hulbert