Good News


TPS Good News Update

Updates for parents – week beginning Monday 13th Nov 2017

I was delighted to be able to accompany around 60 of our year 7 students down to Muxton Primary this week to meet the famous author, Robin Jarvis. The writer spoke to our students, alongside year 5 and 6 Muxton students, about his route into writing, his motivation, his inspiration and his creativity. Students (and staff!) were treated to live readings, a homemade robot and images he had drawn of his characters! It was a really inspirational session and students had the opportunity to purchase his books and get them signed! All the students I spoke to found it really enjoyable and were eager to get reading. His mixture of ‘horror’ and fantasy fiction was a big win for everyone. I highly recommend that parents read along with their children too! I would also like to thank Muxton Primary school for inviting us to this event.

Our Year 11 mocks are almost over and our students continue to excel in terms of their attitudes and commitment to doing well. I am looking forward to their results in a couple of weeks’ time as part of our mock results day where students will get the opportunity to receive their results in the same way as they will in the summer. Well done to all students who have worked so hard to give of their best over the last two weeks.  

Our students have been working as teams in their tutor groups to create shoeboxes for the Christmas Child shoebox appeal. The 46 boxes which were made were collected today by the charity. Well done to everyone who contributed.  As a school we have filled 46 boxes and contributed £230.00 towards their transit to children across the world in time for Christmas.  Newton made up 14 boxes, Shakespeare and Churchill 13 and Elgar made up 8.  Congratulations too to Evan Bryce (8THN) for donating 4 boxes alone.

This continued demonstration of our students and staff working hard for others less fortunate than ourselves makes me extremely proud. 

It was my honour to be invited to the Rotary club of the Wrekin for their annual presentation for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA). Our ex-student Jack Fawcett-Enright was in attendance and presented a fantastic speech with his co-winner from New College. Their involvement in this project was fascinating to listen to. Ms Styles will be looking to put forward potential candidates to the Rotary club shortly for the 2018 awards. If you think your child has demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities outside of school which we aren’t aware of, please do contact Ms Styles who will be happy to talk it through with you. As part of our developing partnership with the Rotary club, we are also about to launch a number of competitions in conjunction with them including: Music (vocal and instrumental categories); Art, Creative writing and Debating. If you think your child may be interested in any of these competitions, please ask them to pop and see me for details. 

As we continue to work with students and develop our drive for excellence, I have awarded several citizenship awards this week: well done to Josh Anderson-Turner, Ghaith Al Mustapha, Jordan Butler, Kaitlyn Fudge, Max Buckler-Green, Daisy Morris and Daniel Bishop. I was also able to award some Headteacher’s awards this week for excellent work and effort in lessons: well done to Lealan Hollis, Jamielea Byrne and Georgia Yorke. There have also been a number of students who were nominated for our school merit book this week: Well done to Andy James, James Beach and Lukasc Golba. I also met with all of our 2017 peer mentors this week - well done to Dylan Lowe, Leah Bendry, Alicia Momi, Toby Brown, Lauren Rickus, Dylan Haddock, Kaden Thompson, Kal Sandbrook, Ruth Matthews, Annabelle Dyer, Charlie Franklin, Katie Ann Less and Hannah Evans! The Team7 star of the week this week is Noah Jones.  Well done to you and keep up the good work!    As always meeting such innovative and hardworking role models who are excelling for a range of reasons is one of the best things I do each week. 

The Vivos continue to be awarded to our students and the competition continues. It has been great to see a growing number of students now logging on to the Vivo system to order their prizes. The winners in the house competition so far are below: 

Shakespeare with 38,548; Elgar with 37,480; Newton with 37,113 and Churchill with 36,961

Well done Shakespeare House! 

The top 3 students for collecting Vivos this week are below. Well done to all! 

Churchill: Ruben Smart (AMY) 28; Emily Kane (PGT) 27; Connor Mosedale (APR) 25

Elgar: Kain Parker-Biggs (KKY/SDY) 33; Rhean Anslow (HGT) 32; Megan Sault (KKY/SDY) 28

Newton: Ghaith Al Mustapha (SRY) 39; Adrianna De Luca (HSN/RMN) 35; Ruby Flanagan (MJS) 29 

Shakespeare: Bradley Nixon (WPS/CWG) 41; Lewis Talbot (LBL) 41; Emily Saunders (YSH) 26

The House competition for attendance this week has been won again by Elgar, in second place, Shakespeare and in third place Churchill, again narrowly beating Newton – so no change this week.

Could I remind parents that plain black jumpers are permitted as we move into the colder weather, but they are not to be worn instead of blazers at any time. Thank you to all in advance for ensuring your children are aware of this. 

I hope that you all have lovely (and warm) weekend!

Dates to note:

Thursday 30th November – Yr 11 Awards Evening

Tuesday 5th December – Yr 7 Performance Evening – please note the change of date

Wednesday 6th December – Yr 5 Disco

Wednesday 13th December – Christmas Fayre & Concert

Thursday 14th December – Yr 7 Disco

Thank you as always for your support. 

Stacey Jordan (Headteacher)