I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form. Founded in 1566, our school has held an important place in this community for centuries. We are very proud of our tradition as a successful, forward thinking and caring school. I extend a personal invite to you to visit our school and to see the rich opportunities available for all students supported by an inclusive caring community. We pride ourselves on offering an excellent education in all areas of the curriculum and a wide range of learning and enrichment opportunities. Our Christian values underpin all that we do in ensuring that all of our students achieve the highest academic standards and develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. Our aim is to ensure that all students feel safe, happy and grow as successful learners and caring global citizens. Insisting on high standards in all that we do, we strive to encourage students to achieve to their highest aspirations. As a school, we constantly develop ways of improving and extending the range of opportunities and the support that we offer. I am proud of our status as a School Direct Centre, training student teachers, thus allowing us to push the boundaries of teaching and learning...
Monday 29th May 2017 until and inclusive of Friday 2nd June 2017
Healthy Eating Week
Monday 12th June 2017 until and inclusive of Friday 16th June 2017
Welcome to the Spring edition of EXCEL News Magazine. So many fantastic activities and events have taken place this term, and I am incredibly proud of the achievements of our students who continually prove to be a credit to both themselves and us as a school. Thank you to all staff and students for making World Book Day such an outstanding success. As literary figures came to life, we embarked upon activities and competitions which brought the whole school together to celebrate the joys of reading. In addition, we have had a number of international visits take place including trips...
Uniform - proposal
I am writing to inform you of our proposed modification to our school uniform from September 2017. We are asking current parents and students their views on the changes which we are proposing.
Changes to The English and Maths GCSE grades
Please see the link below for information on changes to GCSE grades https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pgZYx_fycrM
Academy update 1st March 2017
As you will be aware the school has consulted on and been preparing to convert to an academy for the last nine months. In this period the governors and staff have worked diligently to ensure that the conversion has been as smooth as possible.
Rivington School Direct Coffee Mornings
We would like to invite you to the Rivington School Direct Coffee Morning
World Book Day 2017
Rivington and Blackrod High School celebrated World Book Day in a number of ways. Staff transformed into famous literary characters including Mrs Twit, Mary Poppins and Coraline. Wally was spotted in the Maths Department, Music & Drama transformed...
What motivated you to become a teacher?
After working for many years in scientific research, I felt the time had come for a change. I had always thought of becoming a teacher and I felt that I could use my knowledge and experience to help pupils in many different ways, from giving a real life context to scientific topics, to helping pupils prepare for studying science at university and beyond.
Why did you choose the Rivington School Direct Route?
I think the big advantage of the Rivington School Direct programme is the deep integration with the schools. From the first day of term you are welcomed like one of the members of staff, immediately getting involved with all aspects of school life. Also, I found it very reassuring to know which group of schools I would be placed in. This offered me some security when compared with traditional PGCE routes.
What have you liked about being a trainee?
The best part of the training is the time in the classroom with the students. The enthusiasm and curiosity of the students towards science has been very inspiring and has served to enhance my own love of the subject.
What is the most positive thing in your mind about Rivington School Direct?
The quality of the professional development training is a strength of the Rivington School Direct program. The skills of the mentors within the alliance are used to great effect to deliver practical and useful advice through the career development sessions. In addition, there is a great sense of community amongst the trainees, and the network of mentors. This camaraderie has been vitally important in supporting me through this challenging, though ultimately rewarding year.
What are your future aspirations?
This year is hopefully just the start of a long career in teaching. Over the next 5 year, I would aim to be increasing my role within the science department, taking more responsibility and playing an active role in the development of schemes of work.