Teaching and Learning


At St. Thomas More’s, we believe that children learn most effectively when:

  • they feel happy and secure
  • they are confident that they will be successful learners
  • they are learning at their own rate and readiness levels
  • they view mistakes and risk taking as part of the learning process
  • they are actively involved in decisions about their learning
  • they are able to observe good modelling from teachers and peers

We believe that teaching is most effective when:

  • there is an atmosphere of mutual respect and co-operation
  • there are challenging and purposeful learning experiences
  • there is encouragement for effort and achievement
  • there is a range of learning options provided which accept differences in children’s development and abilities
  • there are options for children to guide the learning process
  • a wide range of contemporary resources are available