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Invitation to our Parental Forum

Invitation to our Parental Forum


Dear Parent/Carer

At Tottington High School we pride ourselves in having excellent relationships with our families, but are aware that there is always a need to look to improve this relationship and increase forms of communication with our parents/carers. Our Parents’ Evenings are well attended and we regularly keep in touch with many parents via email or phone calls as well as face to face meetings.

Most of these methods are to serve you in relation to discussions about your individual child, but we know that we have many parents/carers who could contribute to help us ensure we are offering the best possible provision to all of our children. We wish to engage with more of our parents/carers to become more involved in our decision making, be able to ask us about what we are doing and reasons for some of the decisions we make.

To that extent, we are introducing our new Parental Forum, which we intend to get going this term through our first two initial meetings. It is then expected we will have one every half term next year. The purpose of the meeting is not to discuss any individual child, but to discuss whole school provision and of course specific aspects of that provision may or may well affect your own child. It is also an opportunity for us to promote the many wonderful positive things taking place here at Tottington High School.

We are continually looking at different ways in which we can promote all the fantastic work of this school whilst continuing on apace with our school improvement drive. As supportive parents/carers your thoughts and ideas would be very welcome.

Therefore, I would like to personally invite you to meet with myself, and one or two other colleagues on Thursday 27th June, from 6.00-7.00 pm. As a parent myself I do understand how busy life is trying to juggle work and home life commitments. However, your input moving forward would be greatly appreciated. Further meetings will have set agendas, which attendees can have the opportunity to contribute to.

If you feel you are able to attend, please could you contact Mrs J Rishton, my PA/Office Manager via the school email – or write a brief note of intention to attend and send in to school for Mrs Rishton’s attention.

Many thanks again for your continued support.

Yours sincerely

Mr B Duffy

by Jun 15, 2019 No Comments



HLTA Higher Level Teaching Assistant


Shaw Education Trust


Secondary Comprehensive



Contract Type

Term Time only + 1 week (5 INSET Days) = £19,881 to £22,837

Start Date

1st September 2019


SET Grade 7, Scale point 17 – 22, full time salary amount £22,911 to £26,317

Age Range


Number of Pupils



Tottington High School

Closing Date

Noon, Monday 24th June 2019

This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to join Tottington High School as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant. You will be joining a professional team working in ‘The Hub’, our new Inclusion Facility. Tottington High School is part of the Shaw Education Trust which is committed and dedicated to Inclusion and developing every child to the best of their abilities.

The successful applicant will possess ambition and motivation to make a positive impact in our excellent Inclusion Faculty (SEND). You must have experience and knowledge of social, emotional and mental health aspects of SEND to work in ‘The Hub’. Reporting to the SENDCo and Assistant SENDco, you will act as a Key Worker for identified pupils in order to motivate and encourage them to achieve success.

We are a school where children are offered a unique and inspiring curriculum, which enables each child to meet their full potential both now and in the future. Our inquiry-based curriculum promotes the highest standards of literacy and mathematics skills whilst allowing pupils to develop their curiosity and thirst for learning, a sense of personal health wellbeing and a creative approach to problem solving. We aim to inspire and enthuse every pupil through the challenge of learning.

Tottington High School is supported by an excellent Trust Executive Leadership Team steeped in school leadership and improvement experience: They are committed to the continued professional development of all members of staff and the sustained successful performance of all its academies.

We offer access to The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) as a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in the Shaw Education Trust plus excellent CPD and an opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive and progressive environment.

At our academy each pupil can feel that they belong to a caring and supportive environment. The academy is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo appropriate child protection screening including a DBS check.

Application Forms: All applicants are required to submit an application form for this role and should forward completed forms to:



Application Form


Job Description


Recruitment Monitoring Form

Guidance Notes for Candidates

Disqualification Declaration Form

by Jun 14, 2019 No Comments