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?
I had a well-paid, challenging job in newspapers but I had been doing it for so long that I was no longer getting any real job satisfaction. I started studying maths (my favourite subject at school) as a hobby in the first place, but I soon remembered how much I used to enjoy it and it went from there.
Why did you choose the Rivington School Direct Route?
I chose Rivington School Direct because I was impressed by the level of support on offer. With School Direct you still go to university and get all the qualifications, but you have more of a connection to your schools.
What have you liked about being a trainee?
I love going to university and being a student myself. Learning to teach is fascinating, the way young minds work and the step-by-step approach to learning. Experienced teachers make it look so easy but I have found it really, really difficult. The schools have been brilliant though, and the teachers have been so patient, and so generous, giving advice and encouragement. I chose two completely different schools, one very small, the other a large, faith school with a sixth form, so I have had two very contrasting experiences.
What is the most positive thing in your mind about Rivington School Direct?
Besides the support structure, the training is very good. The training sessions are a good chance to meet up with the other trainees. You also get to visit a lot of the other schools in the partnership which is interesting.
What are your future aspirations?
At the moment I just want to become the best Maths teacher that I can possible be, but in the future I would like to train to become a mentor for trainees myself.