Tottington High SchoolYear 7 Specialists
The Lofthouse Building: Year 7 Students
Tottington High School is the only school in the Bury Authority to possess a purpose-built Unit for the Year Seven intake. This building consists of six teaching bases, toilet and cloakroom facilities and an assembly area. The Head of Year Seven has an office in the building which ensures easy access for all Year Seven students if they require guidance. The Pastoral Office is also situated in the Lofthouse Building.
One of the most difficult problems for new students is settling into a school which is much larger than the primary school which they have so recently left. The Lofthouse Building is a focal point for all Year Seven activities, whether academic or social. It is a ‘safe’ place in which the Head of Year Seven and other assistants are available at break and lunchtimes to sort out any problems or difficulties which might arise. In our experience it has been an invaluable asset in effective integration of new students into the more hectic and complex life of a high school.
On arrival all Year 7 students are allocated to 6 mixed ability tutor groups. These tutor groups have been carefully chosen after consultation with primary schools and students themselves. (We would therefore request that parents do not ask for a change of class until at least a month after school has started therefore allowing for a settling in period.)
Tottington High School collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Tottington High School is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy: email@example.com