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July 21, 2017 Blog

Headteacher's Blog

July 21, 2017 Blog

 On Tuesday we hosted a videographer and sound engineer , as they spent the whole day filming various activities in school as part of a refresh o...

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July 14, 2017 Blog

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July 14, 2017 Blog

This week I received a whole pile of letters, beautifully handwritten by the Year 5 students of Le Cateau primary school. The children had written 'th...

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July 07, 2017 Blog

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July 07, 2017 Blog

The final exam is over, the exam hall and desks tidied away until Mocks in November, the marking nearly complete. Exam season done! For all of the stu...

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June 30, 2017 Blog

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June 30, 2017 Blog

What an a amazing week! It is so surprising that you can actually fit in everything we did this week.The week began with Year 7s setting off to France...

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June 16, 2017 Blog

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June 16, 2017 Blog

This week I have spent 2 days away from school on an NSPCC Designated Safeguarding Lead course. It contained some harrowing material and also reminded...

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June 09, 2017 Blog

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June 09, 2017 Blog

This week we held our own election, as students had the opportunity to vote for the Richmond candidates in our Mock election. Volunteer students from ...

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May 26, 2017 Blog

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May 26, 2017 Blog

'Why do we study all these case studies? ', Asked a frustrated Yr11 after the Geography exam ' they only asked us about washing machines!' It does see...

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May 19, 2017 Blog

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May 19, 2017 Blog

Recent research carried out by the BBC stated ' ...half of teenagers with mental wellbeing issues try to cope alone....And a third said they were not ...

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May 05, 2017 Blog

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May 05, 2017 Blog

It is rare for me to feel the need to publicly vent my frustration, but I do believe today is the day. After a very productive week working with some ...

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April 28, 2017 Blog

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April 28, 2017 Blog

And so...9 weeks until all examinations are finished for 2017. This week has been a hive of activity as we motor on with final preparations for yrs 11...

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April 07, 2017 Blog

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April 07, 2017 Blog

The students and staff on the Sicily trip are currently on Mt Etna, hopefully seeing evidence of volcanic activity at a safe distance! I have already ...

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March 31, 2017 Blog

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March 31, 2017 Blog

Great success at TWS this week. Our Under 15 Girls had a resounding success at the Area Football Trials and are now Area Champions. Well done girls. '...

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March 24, 2017 Blog

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March 24, 2017 Blog

At the risk of being repetitive, I am very proud to be the Head of TWS today. School council has taken a lead in organising our Red Nose Day charity e...

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March 17, 2017 Blog

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March 17, 2017 Blog

Barnsley, Redcar and Ripon are the places visited this week. As Headteacher I am very lucky that I get to do a variety of things in my day to day role...

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March 10, 2017 Blog

Deputy Headteacher's Blog

March 10, 2017 Blog

It is my pleasure to write this week’s school blog. Mrs Polley has been in York today, taking part in training on ‘Kagan collaborative lea...

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February 17, 2017 Blog

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February 17, 2017 Blog

Congratulations to Will Smith in Year 11, who has just been informed that he has been selected to play for Yorkshire County Rugby. We have had quite a...

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February 10, 2017 Blog

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February 10, 2017 Blog

Many thanks to all the students, staff and parents who have given 100% this week, as we hosted Ofsted. As many of you know once an inspection is compl...

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February 03, 2017 Blog

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February 03, 2017 Blog

This week we have started a series of Faculty Reviews. During the week each Head of Faculty will be put through their paces in terms of Leadership, ma...

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January 27, 2017 Blog

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January 27, 2017 Blog

This week has been full on as Year 11 knuckle down to revision sessions, both during tutor time and at lunch. Many students are being mentored either ...

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January 20, 2017 Blog

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January 20, 2017 Blog

At the risk of being indulgent, it has been a very funny week as the Headteacher of TWS this week. A course of action I began a few weeks ago, to supp...

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January 13, 2017 Blog

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January 13, 2017 Blog

Thank goodness for BBC weather apps! Looking out across Leyburn this morning at 6am, I did have the Headteachers worst decision to have to make. ...To...

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January 06, 2017 Blog

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January 06, 2017 Blog

A Happy New Year! the start to 2017 has been very purposeful, kicking off on Tuesday with a focused preparation day for staff, before welcoming all st...

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December 16, 2016 Blog

Headteacher's Blog

December 16, 2016 Blog

What a week! 2 Carol services, 3 Christmas lunch sittings, 4 LA Advisors, 2 meetings off site, 100 exercise books checked for marking, Pref...

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December 09, 2016 Blog

Headteacher's Blog

December 09, 2016 Blog

As a school our students continue to perform magnificently in the Area Cross Country Trials  with 7 being selected to represent the area after Ch...

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December 02, 2016 Blog

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December 02, 2016 Blog

Thank you...these two words are the latest craze sweeping TWS, following Mrs Stanyon's new position of Pivotal Instructor. The idea behind it is - as ...

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November 25, 2016 Blog

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November 25, 2016 Blog

Presentation evening last night, went off without a hitch despite a last minute change to the key speaker. Sadly Sir John Rowling was taken ill on Mon...

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November 18, 2016 Blog

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November 18, 2016 Blog

This week has been somewhat frustrating.... working mainly on budgets and other 'Headteacher' stuff is very necessary, but I haven't been out and abou...

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November 11, 2016 Blog

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November 11, 2016 Blog

Today we have relaunched our Vision  in terms of our 3 Key Behaviours. The change has been led  by the student council and students have dec...

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November 04, 2016 Blog

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November 04, 2016 Blog

Debating is a very difficult skill to acquire and develop. This lunchtime I attended the inaugural meeting of our school debating club, which involved...

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October 21, 2016 Blog

Headteacher's Blog

October 21, 2016 Blog

The weeks have flown by and already we are at the end of half term. A highly enjoyable Yr 5/6 Open evening last week saw a hall full of fresh faces , ...

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