Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 6

Turton Parent Podcast:  Episode 6 In this episode we talk about what support is available for KS3 students as they start their revision for the upcoming key stage three examinations.   Produced on 14th May, 2024   Having trouble playing this podcast? It’s also available on these other platforms…

Revision: The Pomodoro Technique

Revision:   The Pomodoro Technique Miss Ross explains the “Pomodoro Technique”. A time management revision method based on 25-minute stretches of focused work broken by five-minute breaks. Longer breaks, typically 15 to 30 minutes, are taken after four consecutive work intervals.   Revision:   The Pomodoro Technique Miss Ross explains the “Pomodoro Technique”. A time management revision Read More …

Proud Awards! (Easter, 2024)

As we approach the Easter break, we want to share our proud awards for the Spring Term. Throughout this term the students have made us extra PROUD as we welcomed visitors into school, but when it comes to choosing the subject Proud Awards it is always a difficult decision. Congratulations to those students who stood Read More …

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 4

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 4   Our first podcast of 2024! As we concentrate on ‘Internet Safety Day’ this week, we raise awareness about the use of online devices and social media for students (& parents). There is also some important information from the UK’s National Health Agency about the rise in measles cases going Read More …

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 3

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 3   Episode 3 of our Turton Parent podcast arrives a day before we break up for the winter holidays. In this recording we focus on future career pathways with our sixth form and our careers advice systems. Advice for parents and our mental health nurse talks about the many options Read More …

New School Bus Contract (Bus 925)

Further to a recent tender exercise by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for school bus service provision, please see below details of the new bus operator contract that will commence on Monday 8th January 2024.     Bus Number: 925  New Bus Operator:  Vision Bus Route:  Darwen Vale HS – Tockholes – Belmont – Canon Read More …

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 2

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 2   Just before we take a break for the Autumn half-term break, it’s time for episode two of our parent podcast! Produced on 27th October, 2023. On this episode… 0:00 Introduction. (Mrs Blakeley) 0:48 The School’s Culture, Standards & Attendance. (Ms Gorse) 3:56 Priorities for Key Stage 4 Students. (Mrs Read More …

Turton Sixth Form Open Evening 2023

Turton Sixth Form Open Evening 2023 Thursday 19th October, 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Dear Year 11 Students (& Parents/Guardians), You are very warmly invited to our Sixth Form Open Evening. This is an opportunity for you to explore the range of courses we offer, and to speak to experienced subject staff. We will be adding further Read More …

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 1

Turton Parent Podcast: Episode 1 Our first official episode of the Turton Parent Podcast. Produced on July 20th, 2023 On this episode… 0:00 Introduction. (Mrs Blakeley) 0:50 Successes and Looking Forward. (Mrs Lane) 3:23 New Mobile Phone Policy & The Hive Switch. (Mr Tither) 5:40 The Problems with Vaping. (Miss Parry) 7:05 Year 7 Students Read More …