Revision Guides for Students and Parents

Revision Guides for Students and Parents

Parent News

We have produced two GCSE Revision Guides for our students and parents. The Student Revision Guide is packed with useful advice for students about the exams they are about to sit – how to prepare, what to expect, and what you need. The Parent Revision Guide provides parents with advice about how to support your child, plus there is information for students which parents should try to share with them.

The Year 11 students will each receive both Revision Guides and they are encouraged to read them both Guides carefully several times during their exam preparation. Parents are also advised to read both Guides too so that they know what to expect, understand how their child may be feeling and experiencing, and how best to support their child in the days and weeks leading up to the summer exam period.

These Revision Guides are also available as interactive PDFs to view online or to download. They are available on our Exams page, along with other vital exam information.

Click here to visit our Exams page

by Mar 14, 2018 No Comments
Revision Universals – helping you to revise more effectively

Revision Universals – helping you to revise more effectively

Parent News

Our Head of History, Dr Hall, delivered two sessions to Year 11 students during a conference which were developed as a guide to effective revision strategies. The ‘mantra’ for the strategy is O.M.G:

  1. Organise: use headings and subheadings to chunk revision into manageable pieces
  2. Minimise: reduce revision to the essential knowledge (don’t waffle) whilst retaining the ‘sense’ of what you’re revising
  3. Graft: Get Going

Below is the PowerPoint presentation which Dr Hall used to teach the students how to implement the strategy so that they can improve their perfomance throughout this summer’s GCSE exam period.
 
Revision Universals

by Mar 9, 2018 No Comments
FROTHS on Facebook

FROTHS on Facebook

FROTHS

The Friends of Tottington High School (or FROTHS) as they are better known, is a team comprising of parents, staff and school governors who volunteer their time and expertise to organise events and activities with the aim of raising funds for the school. FROTHS are delighted to announce that they now have their own Facebook page @friendsoftottingtonhs. The page will be updated with news of fundraising events and initiatives. So please Like the page and keep an eye out for details of the next FROTHS event.

by Mar 6, 2018 No Comments
Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life

Boost your skills and confidence to get ahead in life

Letters

This term, some of our children will be given the opportunity to sign up to National Citizen Service (NCS), a government-funded programme for 15-17 year olds. Working through physical, personal and creative challenges, this once-in-a-lifetime experience empowers young people to build skills and confidence to get ahead in work and life whilst engaging with their local area. Interested? Then read the letter below for more infomation…

NCS Challenge March 2018

 

by Mar 6, 2018 No Comments
Operation SCEPTRE – Help Us To Stop Knife Crime

Operation SCEPTRE – Help Us To Stop Knife Crime

Letters

Dear Parent/Guardian/Carer,

Operation SCEPTRE – Help Us to Stop Knife Crime and Keep Young People Safe

Bury’s Community Safety Partnership is working with partners across the borough as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of carrying knives.

As part of Operation SCEPTRE we are writing to all parents, guardians and carers to ask for your help in keeping our young people safe.

We know that some young people are carrying knives in order to protect themselves, however the reality is that carrying a knife actually increases the chance that you will be seriously injured or killed. It is most often the case that the knife being carried for protection ends up being used against the person carrying it.

We are aware that young people are not necessarily carrying specialist knives, but rather knives which are easily accessible within the kitchen at home.

It is important to understand that even when a person carries a knife for protection, simply having the knife in their possession is a criminal offence, and that on conviction, the offence carries a sentence of up to four years.

We know that most young people do not carry knives and would never consider doing so, however we would ask all parents to talk to their children about the dangers of carrying knives and to be vigilant of knives disappearing from within the home environment.

If you or your child has any information about knife crime, this can be reported to Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Young people can also report information anonymously and find information, help, advice or support at Fearless.org

Help us to reduce knife crime and to keep our young people safe.

Tom Hoghton
Community Safety Manager

 

by Feb 24, 2018 No Comments
Collect green stamps as well as green points

Collect green stamps as well as green points

FROTHS

All our teachers have been provided with a new Green Point Stamper which they will be using to stamp your work in class as well as your homework.

During a recent Student Voice activity, some children told us that sometimes it wasn’t clear to them which teachers had given them a green point, and some didn’t know what their green point was for. So to improve the way we communicate our awarding of green points for good classwork, good homework, contribution in lessons and good citizenship in school, FROTHS bought the green stampers which we had specially made for our school.

The green stampers will be used to indicate on your work when a green point has been awarded to you. That way you will know when it was given , who it was given by, and what it was given for.

FROTHS (Friends of Tottington High School) are a team of parents, teachers and governors who work hard all year round raising funds for school which is spent on things which directly improve the lives of our students in school. To find out more about FROTHS, and how to become a member of the team, please visit our FROTHS page by clicking or tapping here.

by Jan 31, 2018 No Comments