Turton School to become an Academy ( Please read )

AcademisationDespite last week’s TUC article in the Bolton News, Turton’s governing board actually only voted on whether to academise or not on Monday.  The vote was overwhelmingly in favour of academisation and there are very good reasons for this. Turton’s aim is to maintain its strong position as a community school that serves the local area, Read More …

Parent Governor Election Result

 Parent Governor Election Result Dear Parent/Carer Further to the recent Governor Parent Election, a ballot took place and I can now confirm Sarah Brown has been duly elected to serve on the Governing Board for a period of 4 years, from October 2016. Many thanks to those of you who took the time and trouble to vote in Read More …

Parent Governor Elections – Nominations

** Please note that nominations are now closed **Parent Governor Election – NominationsI am writing to let you know that the term of office of one of our serving parent governors expires on 12th October 2016 and there will be a position available to serve on the Governing Board. Becoming a governor is very rewarding and Read More …

Maths Learning Walk

Maths Learning WalkOn 5th January 2016 fellow Governor, Dave Miller and I met with Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Bach and Ms Gorse the Head Teacher. Initially we observed their book scrutiny of a selection of pupils’ work books from various classes and years. Their very thorough scrutiny was to ensure consistent teaching and marking was Read More …

Turton School Music Christmas Celebration

Turton School Music Department Christmas Celebration 2014Last evening I attended with parents, family and friends of our community the Christmas concert. It was not only a celebration of the season for the Music department but their send off for the Head teacher who retires at the end of the term. Many had returned to the Read More …

Remembrance Day 2014

Remembrance Day 2014“All work, all sound, and all locomotion should cease, so that in perfect stillness the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead”, said the King in 1919 to remember those who had fallen in the war. Yesterday in school with other Governors we stood in remembrance of Read More …

Sixth Form Learning Walk

Sixth Form Learning WalkOn 5 November I undertook a learning walk with the Director of 6th Form Pete Tiltman. I was shown around 5 classes incorporating English, Biology, Graphics, Computer Studies and Chemistry lessons. In Biology it was interesting to note the differentiation in teaching; ensuring high ability pupils were fully stretched. In both the Read More …