Introducing Faith Families
We are again celebrating outstanding GCSE results – the highest in the school’s history – making St Teilo’s one of the best performers in Wales when compared to similar schools. These fantastic results are a testimony to the hard work of our brilliant pupils and staff. I am particularly delighted that the performance of our most vulnerable learners, along with our most able, continues to rise year on year.
We are now ready to make the next step in our improvement journey. To this end, we have launched a new ‘mission’ to provide a direction of travel in all our undertakings. Our mission is:
Pursuing the highest possible standards and outcomes in all our work.
We improve excellence by ensuring that each space we encounter in the school is a learning space.
Providing an equality of opportunity by nurturing every individual.
We increase equity by ensuring that each space we encounter in the school is a healing space.
Deepening our understanding of ourselves and our place in creation.
We deepen faith by ensuring that each space we encounter in the school is a sacred space.
A mission to help each of us be fully the person God is calling us to be.
I would also like to inform you about an exciting new development at St Teilo’s. In our efforts to improve the prayerful and worshipping life of the school, your child has been allocated a Faith Family. Faith Families meet every day from 10.40am-11.05am and are approximately 30 in number with students from each of Years 7 to 13. Just like your family, Faith Families espouse social, civic, work and gospel values providing children and young people with a heightened sense of belonging. Members of your child’s Faith Family will look after one another, teach one another, celebrate one another, inspire one another and worship with one another. Our Sixth Form students will facilitate the work of the Faith Family and they will be overseen, as always, by a Form Tutor from our teaching staff. Faith Families do not otherwise impact on your child’s normal classes.
Faith Families are an important element of our continuing work to become an increasingly trauma-informed and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) aware school. This means that we are working extremely hard not only to ensure your child’s academic success but also to safeguard and nurture their development as a whole person.
The happiness of your child is very important to us so please do contact the school at any time if you feel we could be of assistance. You can contact us here.
Please make yourself aware of key dates for the year, including parent meetings, by clicking here. Specifically, I would like to highlight school closures on 5th October 2018, 7th January 2019, 6th May 2019 and 22nd July 2019 for the purpose of training and/or bank holidays. Our term dates for this year are:
Autumn 1 [3rd September 2018 – 26th October 2018]
Autumn 2 [5th November 2018 – 21st December 2018]
Spring 1 [7th January 2019 – 22nd February 2019]
Spring 2 [4th March 2019 – 12th April 2019]
Summer 1 [29th April 2019 – 24th May 2019]
Summer 2 [3rd June 2019 – 19th July 2019]
This is a very exciting time in the history of St Teilo’s and I am delighted to continue to serve your family as Headteacher of such a vibrant, forward-thinking and caring Church in Wales school.
Mrs C A Weatherall