What a fantastically generous bunch of students we have at Tottington High School! At this time of year when most young people are writing lengthy Christmas lists, Tottington High School students were busy tirelessly donating to those less fortunate then themselves. A short letter home and a few words of encouragement from form tutors was all that was needed to spur them into action. In less than two weeks we had boxes and bags that were overflowing with donations – which varied from essentials such as shower gel and toothpaste, to luxury items such as make up and gift sets.
Students were mindful of the weather conditions that the homeless recipients might have to face, and donated a plethora of thermal items such as socks, scarfs and gloves. They were also aware that at this time of year everybody deserves a treat! Therefore biscuits, chocolates and sweets were among the edible treats donated.
All these items were gratefully received by Mick Priestley on behalf of Time4change. This charitable organisation offer a free breakfast club each Tuesday and Wednesday morning in Bury where service users receive a hot meal and copious amounts of tea or coffee, as well as the opportunity to have a friendly chat. Ms Al-Bejawi, along with Ms Ward and two Year 11 students, Zoe and Ruby, delivered the donations to the very grateful attendees of the breakfast club on Tuesday 18th December with whom we had a brew and a chat.
Mick and all the volunteers at Time4change, along with the recipients of the donations, wanted to pass on their best wishes and thanks to Tottington High students, parents and teachers for their overwhelming generosity. I would like to second that…well done and thank you!
On the 1st November, Tottington High School converted to academy status and we are now part of The Shaw Education Trust.
We are focused on improving the outcomes for our pupils, and the support and expertise that Shaw Education Trust can provide us in achieving this is invaluable. We feel that now is the right time for us to join the trust, while being able to maintain a good relationship with the local authority. Joining the trust enables us to broaden horizons and push pupils’ educational landscapes that little bit further, ultimately improving pupils’ life outcomes.
The Screening and Immunisation and Public Health Commissioning team at the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership are currently carrying out a review of the school aged immunisation services across Greater Manchester. They are looking for feedback from parents around their thoughts and experiences of the current programmes.
To take part in the survey, please click the link below and complete the survey form. It should take no more than 10 minutes to fill in and will provide the team with valuable feedback which they will then use to make further improvements to the screening and immunisation service.