Honours Programme

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Back in January 2019 we launched the Honours Programme for our high ability students. Individuals were selected to be part of the programme based on high performance at Key Stage 2, or if they have shown high attainment and potential through assessments at St Thomas More Catholic Academy. Others may have been chosen because they have made outstanding progress and have shown that they have the potential to achieve the best grades at GCSE.

The Honours Programme is a specialised programme for most able students which will be fundamental in securing excellent outcomes for students at Key Stage 4. It aims to build upon key skills for the most able, such as Growth Mindset, leadership, as well as extended careers advice and guidance to nurture ambition for the future. It also includes many educational trips to link with cross-curricular events in school, such as debating or university visits to enhance critical thinking and further raise aspiration. Students are mentored through academic support tutorials to accelerate their progress across subjects after each data point.

Families were invited to an Evening of Excellence to launch the programme on Wednesday 23rdJanuary 2019. Students were officially welcomed onto the programme and we delivered a presentation to explain the events that would taking place throughout the academic year. We also outlined the support that Honours students will have access to.

Students were given a Charter of Opportunities to help them to work towards achieving an award at the end of the academic year. Successful Honours students who complete their Charter and achieve their Award will be invited to a special Graduation Ceremony in October 2019.

It is a fantastic achievement to be part of this programme and we wish to congratulate the many students who have engaged with the charters so effectively!

If you have any further questions about the programme, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rowley or Mrs Barker (Assistant Head Teachers and Leaders for the Honours Programme) on the school number.

Relevant Documents:
Year 7 Synectics Award
Year 8 Autonet Award
Year 9 HSBC Award
Year 10 Michelin Award
Year 11 KMF Award
6th Form Keele Award

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