Welcome to our Virtual Open Day

Welcome to our Virtual Open Day

This year, due to Covid, we are unable to hold our usual Open Days and Open Evening, so instead we are creating an online space where parents and Year 6 pupils can get a taste of Tottington High School through our forthcoming multimedia event. The first part of this event will be a Q&A Zoom Meeting with the Headteacher and the Head of Year 7 which will take place at 6pm this Wednesday 30th September.

So, if you are a parent of a Year 6 pupil and are considering applying for a place for your child at Tottington High School, you are invited to take part. All you need to do is pop a question in the box on this page that you would like put to the Headteacher and Head of Year 7, along with your name and email address.

On Wednesday you will receive an email containing an invitation to the Zoom meeting where the questions will be answered. You will not need a microphone to take part as unfortunately, due to time constraints, you will be unable to contribute further, but you will be able to listen along. We hope to answer as many of your questions on the night, so please feel free to ask us anything.

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Bury Virtual Careers Event

Bury Virtual Careers Event

Are you thinking about the next steps for your son or daughter after school/GCSEs? With an increase in post 16 and post 18 choices, it is important to equip yourself with up to date information to help your son or daughter make informed choices.

We are pleased to invite you and your son or daughter to an exciting online event to find out more about the wide range of Apprenticeships, college, university and training opportunities open to them, once they have left school and after college. This year, due to Covid 19, the event is online and we have our own dedicated website with over 30 exhibitors with their own dedicated page showing what they can offer.

Each page will have a description of the exhibitor, links to their website, videos, case studies and photos. Some exhibitors will also have an online enquiry form through which questions can be asked and staff will be able to answer them on the night. The website will then remain open for another 12 months so you will be able to browse the site and contact the exhibitors afterwards at your leisure.

Join us on 23 September 2020 to meet online colleges, universities, Apprenticeship providers and employers and find out more about the whole range of opportunities available after school and college. To visit the website just click on: https://www.burycareersevent.org.uk/

For more information please contact Roger Pakeman on 0161 253 7469

First days back – Headteacher’s Feedback

First days back – Headteacher’s Feedback

Dear Parent/Carer

At the end of last week, we welcomed the whole school back. It was lovely to have students in school ready to learn and ready to progress on the next stage of their educational journey. I think we all know, as adults, how quickly time passes and so, from day one, we have been instilling in students the importance of effective, focused learning, good behaviour and mutual respect. In our first communications with students, we have been talking about what makes a good school and how students can play their part. Thank you to parents for supporting us.

We are acutely aware that the new school experience is very different due to the COVID restrictions. However, our aim is to make school as normal as we can, whilst still complying fully with the national guidance. Last week, we were struck by how positive and relaxed students were despite the COVID restrictions. We have had to create year group bubbles as you know, and this brings with it some complexities. Nonetheless, students have responded well to this on the whole.

Over the Summer, our talented site team have completed nearly £70,000 worth of improvements – we have a new library, a new ICT suite, a refurbished drama studio to name a few! In due course, we will share some photographs with parents given that visits are very much restricted at the moment. The students seemed very impressed with the new rooms and areas and we will be continuing to develop the site over this coming academic year.

On the whole, students have returned in a very positive frame of mind, ready to work. We appreciate the fact that the vast majority of students were well equipped, in correct uniform and with the right attitude. That is all we can ask. Where there have been issues with uniform, we have allowed students this weekend to resolve them as the expectations are clear and apply to everyone with no exceptions. Please support us.

It was also lovely to welcome nearly 200 Year 7 students. Although many were nervous on their first day, they soon found their feet and on Friday we had lots of smiles as they arrived for their second day! Thank you to parents for supporting our school. If you are worried about anything, please contact us and we will be happy to allay any fears that you have.

As we prepare to start a new week, thank you in advance for ensuring that your child is in full school uniform, that they are well equipped and that they are ready to learn. I will keep in touch with you regularly to update you.

With very best wishes,

Ella Brett

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