Parent Governor Election – Nominations

19th September 2018   Dear Parent Governing Board of Turton School Parent Governor Election – Nominations   I am writing to let you know that we currently have two Parent Governor vacancies, to serve on the Governing Board. Becoming a governor is very rewarding and worthwhile experience. Effective governors do not need educational expertise but Read More …

We are seeking a governor (with responsibility for Health & Safety)

GOVERNOR WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTH AND SAFETYWe are currently seeking a governor with responsibility for Health and Safety, to assist the Deputy Headteacher and Business Manager in their role as school health and safety representatives.The Governing Board delegate specific health and safety tasks to others in school but retains ultimate responsibility for school.The Health and 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 …

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 …

Learning Walk

Learning WalkSchool Governor, Brian Northey, took part in a Numeracy Learning Walk on 21st November 2013. Here are his comments. I have found the educational benefit of Learning Walks superb, showing the need for Maths, or the basics and methods, in other subjects covered by the school such as Music, Geography, Art, Design Technology and Read More …

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the BeastI attended a performance of Beauty and the Beast last week. The whole performance, both from the cast on stage and from those who looked after the scene shifting, was a credit to all those involved, pupils and staff. The stage setting was simple but very effective and changed what appeared to Read More …