A huge congratulations to this week’s Stars Of The Week. Pictured are pictured are:
Jess K – for great comments from staff and great attitude to school. Also going above and beyond for extra curricular activities
Rhiannon A – for excellent attendance and work ethic
Caitlin N – for always being polite, contributing to lessons and always challenging herself in lessons
Emma S – for being the Perfect Pupil in Year 7
Mr M Rigby – for always supporting staff whenever they need assistance and going above and beyond his role
Jack W – for always being polite, contributing to lessons and always challenging himself in lessons
Well done to all our super Stars Of The Week!
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May 2019
Thirty four year 10 students enjoyed their bronze training expedition in the Yorkshire Dales, they were split into six groups, dropped off at Gargrave and navigated 20k carrying everything they needed for the weekend, camped overnight on Saturday evening at Threaplands Campsite and continued on their journey throughout Sunday.
Patience, teamwork, camp craft, navigation was something every student should be proud of and I congratulate all of you.
A special thank you to Mr M Wilson, Miss J Chadderton, Mr D Healey, Mrs A Thompson, Mrs S Hugo, without your help I simply could not offer this amazing opportunity to THS pupils.
Their final expedition is fast approaching on 6th & 7th June 2019
Mr J Cudworth – Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator
As we enter this important phase in your child’s education, we just wanted to give some information to assist you at this time. This letter outlines some important information about our procedures and rules during the exam period and we appreciate your support in ensuring your child follows all of these regulations.
It is important that all students are using their time to the maximum potential and revision and preparation are crucial to examination success. Students have received a revised timetable for the examination period, which outlines specific revision sessions before each of their exams to best prepare them for their exams. The timetable is also on the school website.
We expect all students to attend their lessons until the end of the exam period. Where a student attends a lesson where they have completed their exam in, we expect them to come furnished with revision work so that they can use that time productively. They will be given specific information as they go through the exam period. They must ensure that when in school they are wearing their full school uniform. Any student who attends not in uniform will be expected to wear items given to them. We appreciate your support with this.
GCSE examinations are ‘external’ exams and are timetabled and regulated by the Exam Boards and cannot be sat at any other time. If your child is late to an exam they will risk not being allowed into the exam hall to sit their exam. Your son/daughter will be expected to abide by the Examination Board Rules. Please refer to the Conduct Guidelines/Regulations for the GCSE Examinations on the school website for clarification if needed.
Your child is responsible for providing his/her own equipment for the exams and it should be brought in a transparent case or polythene bag. Students will need a black biro, a pencil, ruler, rubber, protractor, calculator (except for the maths non-calculator exams) and pair of compasses. They may also require additional equipment, such as pencil crayons for subjects such as Design and Technology. They are allowed water in the examinations, but they must remove labels from bottles.
Students must not bring into the exam room any books, notes or other materials. Mobile phones, smart watches, wristwatches, MP3 players, headphones etc. are strictly forbidden and should be kept at home or left in student bags during the exam. These items must not be in the exam room. If a student is found with any of these items, it is deemed as malpractice and their grade in that exam is seriously in danger of being cancelled.
Can we finally take this opportunity to thank you for all your support over the period of your child’s education and remind you of some final key dates:
1. Year 11 Prom is Thursday 27th June at Bury Town Hall from 7pm onwards for those invited.
2. Year 11 GCSE Results Day is Thursday 22nd August in school. Results can be collected between 10am and 3pm. If someone is collecting on behalf of the student they must bring a letter signed by the student giving them permission to obtain them along with proof of ID. If results cannot be collected on the day we can post them to you, but a stamped self-addressed envelope must be left with the Exams Office before 19th July 2019.
3. Year 11 – GCSE Certificate Collection Evening, November 2019 – Details to be sent to students in September 2019.
4. Y11 Final Assembly – the date for this has not been set yet but will be communicated with students and will be shortly after the final exam.
Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Exams Officer Mrs Standring. Head of Year 11, Mrs Pollitt or myself at the school.
Miss E Guirguis
Exams Letter to Parents 2019
Every year at this time we enter into discussions with TfGM (Transport for Greater Manchester) with respect to servicing the students who attend Tottington High School and part of that discussion this year has been concerning this service. We have been informed that for a period of time now the 892 service has been severely under capacity and is no longer a viable route. Therefore, it has been decided that from September 2019 this service will no longer run. The number of students using this service has been ‘dwindling’ for a number of years now and we take in very few students from this area including our proposed Y6-7 intake for September 2019.
This will of course cause some inconvenience to some students who will have to look at alternative means to get to and from school. As a possible alternative for some students, it may be possible to catch the 902 bus service which travels down Walmersley Road and eventually makes its way to THS.
We understand this is not ideal for some students and parents/carers but transport for schools is always under review as the geographical intake of schools can alter year on year and the demands on TfGM to fund services grow.
Please contact us if there is any matter in this letter you wish to discuss.
Mr B. Duffy
Letter to Parents 892
Congratulations to the following students who were all awarded Star Of The Week for the week ending 6th May 2019:
Pictured: Michael G, Elle C, Harriet S, Ellis M, Amy L, Mrs J. Rishton and Daniel S.
Not pictured: Hannah M, Thomas A, Junayd P, Olivia F and Jack B.