We were part of the St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Multi-Academy Trust along with St. Paul's and St. Joseph's in Billingham. In December 2019, all three schools joined the Carmel Education Trust. Over the next term, the details, policies, etc. on this page will be updated in accordance with this change.
St. Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Multi Academy Trust
We are extremely proud to be part of St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Multi Academy Trust. Our Trust consists of three Catholic primary schools in Billingham: St. John the Evangelist R.C. Primary School; St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School and St. Paul’s R.C. Primary School.
We have worked in close collaboration for many years and have now formalised our partnership in order to ensure a vibrant and successful Catholic education for children aged 3-11.
Key benefits of being part of our Trust include:
- Shared Catholic ethos and vision.
- Opportunity to share best practice through facilitating high quality CPD across the Trust; commonality of policies and procedures; provision of ongoing professional development and training to ensure effective recruitment and retention of high quality staff.
- Sharing expertise and best practice at all levels across the Trust.
- Economies of scale – driving efficiencies through ensuring best value for money when procuring services and resources.
Ethos and Mission Statement
The Mission of St Thomas of Canterbury Catholic Multi Academy Trust:
We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment where every child is encouraged to reach their full potential with regard to their spiritual, moral, social, cultural, academic and personal qualities.
Our aim is that all children will grow in self-confidence, become responsible and caring members of society and develop a life-long love of learning.
We aim to instil ‘British Values’ by making decisions together, developing an understanding that rules matter, ensuring individual liberty, and promoting mutual respect and tolerance.
We intend that our delivery of the curriculum reflects these aims, through continuous evaluation of all that is done in school.
The mission requires equality of opportunity and the co-operation of all stake holders in the Catholic Multi Academy Trust to foster a Christian atmosphere and an inclusive Catholic Community.
To achieve these aims we endeavour to:
Pray with and for each other.
Learn together by sharing the best of ourselves.
Show consideration and care for others.
Treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.
Support each other in our journey of Faith.
As a Trust we continue to be part of The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle and work in collaboration with Stockton Local Authority.