Dear parents and carers
Welcome back to what we are confident will be an exciting and successful year at St Augustine’s.
Hopefully you have already read about the excellent exam results achieved by so many of our students and we want to continue to build on that success. We believe that there is a spark of greatness, something special and unique in everyone. Our motto is that all students “be the best that they can be.”
As you know we have been welcoming students back this week and they will have seen some changes to the school site. Several parts of the school including the atrium have been fitted with soundproofing panels in order to make the environment feel softer and to reduce noise levels. We have also fitted Soundfield equipment (see picture) in most areas of the school -this consists of microphones and speakers that teachers will use. Fitting this equipment will mean that all students should benefit from being able to receive what the teacher is saying more clearly. It should also hopefully spare teachers’ voices. We have also renovated the 6th Form area and fitted new lighting and sound systems in the hall. All of these improvements are to enable your child to have the best possible experience at the school.
As a school with a distinctly Christian Ethos, which welcomes children from all faiths, our set of values are representative of our interactions and relationships with others across the school community. The values we instill in our students therefore shape our lives. Each Tutor group has a value attached to the Saint name.
This year we will continue to reinforce our school values and these are on display in the atrium. We are changing the system of rewards at the school by linking them to our school values.
Eugene Moriarty - Headteacher