The Schools' Mission and Aims
The Schools’ Mission and Aims
Founding motto: Concordia Parvae Res Crescunt – Small things grow in harmony
Merchant Taylors’ Schools’ strapline: The Best Education for Life
Our Mission is: ‘The rigorous pursuit of excellence, within and outside the classroom, combined with a passionate concern for each individual.’
We aim to achieve this by:
a) Encouraging the growth of intellectual curiosity, creativity and independent learning whilst also focussing on examination preparation and success.
b) Recruiting and retaining high quality teaching staff, committed to continual professional development, who have expertise and high expectations of all pupils, who enjoy teaching and learning and who enable pupils to fulfil their academic potential.
c) Providing outstanding pastoral care and ensuring relationships and behaviour within the school are based on mutual respect within a supportive and safe environment.
d) Encouraging the development in each pupil of confidence and compassion, leadership and a concern for others, combined with the growth of resilience and good physical and mental health.
e) Offering excellent facilities and a wide range of extra-curricular activities which enable pupils to participate and to experience competition and collaboration, and which develop character and confidence as well as the enjoyment of artistic, cultural, intellectual and sporting interests.
f) Preparing pupils for life beyond school through an understanding of higher education and career opportunities, a development of collaborative and leadership skills, an understanding of core British values balanced by an appreciation of the diversity of the world and a sense of service and responsibility to the wider community.
g) Working in partnership with the Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School, with parents and Alumni and the local community, for mutual benefit and support.
The School Day
The school day is split into 8 periods, and timings are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 8:40 – 4:00
Friday: 8:40 – 3:40
Examinations Officer: Mrs Jeanette Blease
Mrs Blease can be found in the Academic Office, by the side entrance to the Williams Hall (the old Careers Library)
Phone number – 0151 949 9354
The School runs a comprehensive series of buses and coaches each morning and afternoon from a wide catchment area ranging from Wigan, Warrington, Widnes and South Liverpool up to Parbold, Ormskirk, Formby and Southport.
The School Shop
The School Shop is situated at 138 College Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 3DP.
Telephone number: 0151 924 0975
Staff Contact Details
Internet Safety Links for Parents
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The School Health Service is available to all pupils attending Merchant Taylors’ Schools. Its aim is to help your children to keep healthy and happy so that they can enjoy and benefit from their education.
At Merchant Taylors’ we have a School Nurse on site. A highly qualified and experienced professional children’s nurse, who keeps up to date with current health issues and has an important role in promoting the health and safety of your child.
Within each school, we have a Medical Room which the School Nurse attends on different days of the week. She is contactable for advice at all times. All the Medical Rooms are ‘open’ throughout the school day from 0830 – 1630 hours. The School Nurse provides basic first aid and also gives simple medication such as pain killers, which are ‘age’ appropriate. In the School Nurse’s absence the staff whom are qualified in ‘First aid at work’ will provide first aid and look after your child.
As part of the Pastoral team, the School Nurse contributes to the Health Education, is involved in the development of health related policies and also develops Individual Health Care Plans for those pupils with medical concerns.
The School Nurse is also available to offer help, advice and a listening ear to all our pupils and staff, and is available either on a ‘drop in’ basis at lunchtimes or by appointment. She also assists with Reception screening, Year 8 HPV vaccination programme and the Year 10 immunisation programme (in line with Sefton Primary Care Trust’s schedule).
If you have any concerns or worries please contact:
Miss A Dalton
0151 949 9360
Lost Property & Nearly New Uniform
Lost Property and Nearly New Uniform
The ‘lost property mountain’ at Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School has to be seen to be believed! The best way to ensure that your son is reunited with lost property is to make sure that it is named. Please make sure that all your son’s items are clearly marked, preferably with something that does not rub off. This includes swimming towels and swimming bags.
The Lost Property Process
Items of lost property are collected throughout the school week and anything named will find its way back to your son via his Form Tutor. This may take a few days but named kit will always find its way back to its owner. The teacher in charge of
lost property is Mrs Plummer who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Un-named kit is taken to the lost property room (next to the old gym) where it will be held onto for a couple of weeks. This room is manned by volunteers from the Parents’ Association and is open every Tuesday lunchtime between 12.30pm and 2pm for the boys to visit and claim their lost kit. If the items are not claimed after that time, any resellable uniform will be transferred to the ‘nearly new section’ of the lost property room.
Boys are encouraged to visit the lost property room if they need to replace kit and, for a small donation, we are extremely happy to kit them out with whatever they need from our stocks. The lost property room is also open for parents to visit on termly parents’ evenings and school events such as Sports Day and CCF Inspection Day.
Any non-uniform items that are not named and not claimed after several weeks are washed and given to charity.
Want to help us?
We are extremely grateful for the dedicated support we already receive from several of our parents who keep on top of the lost property mountain however we would much appreciate any help you felt you could give us. Please contact email@example.com to find out how you can help.
School Trip Blog Archive
|History Battlefields Trip||April 2017|
|Rugby Tour to Australia||July 2016|
|Biology Trip to Indonesia||July 2015|
|Hockey and Football Tour to Holland (Twitter)||April 2015|
|Design Technology Trip to Bologna||April 2015|
|Classics Trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum||April 2015|
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