During our recent Personal Development Day, we invited Prison Me No Way to deliver a crime and safety awareness programme to our Year 10 students.
“The students and staff were indeed a credit to your school, please convey our greatest thanks and appreciation.” said Malc Parkes, Crime Day Co-Ordinator.
Our Patron of Reading, Emma Pass, spent a day holding Alice in Wonderland literacy sessions, based around the 150th anniversary of the Lewis Carroll classic, to inspire students to read for pleasure; a skill needed to improve levels of literacy.
The author of Acid and Fearless said: “I was really pleased to become the school’s Patron of Reading for the second year running. I always enjoy my time here and I love the fact that I can share my love of books with all the students.”
We have received a special Gold Standard award from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for the work we have done to introduce rugby to our students.
The award, presented by RFU Vice President and 2017 British and Irish Lions Team Manager John Spencer, is to celebrate our success in ensuring our rugby programme is sustainable through teacher-led curriculum delivery and fixtures for all year groups. We also offer a girls’ rugby programme and have developed strong links with our local rugby club Baildon RFC.
Students have been commemorating Interfaith Week, which happens nationally in November. All year groups had an assembly led by students Gabi Prozsowska, Faris Sajjad and Elly Gurney. Gabi, Faris and Elly explained that regardless of their different belief systems, they actually have much in common; they also gave out the details of our interfaith competition. Students of all year groups can still enter the competition to win an Amazon tablet by designing a new logo for the Bradford Interfaith Education Centre. See a member of the RE staff for more details and/or follow the RE department on Twitter @TSSRSE.
Hammad Ahsan, Rachel Smith, Abdullah Ahmed and Lottie Mitchell; our winners from the World Book Day Design a Story-Teller’s Chair competition have been working with inspirational furniture designer-maker Anthony Hartley to design a chair in time for next World Book Day in March 2016. The students were bowled over by Anthony’s original designs which have sparked their imaginations and they are now working together to build and develop the design. We are very much looking forward to seeing the finished product early next year.
A team of four TSS students: Sydney Ricketts and Natasha Adey from Year 10; and Amy Eyles and Zara Malik from Year 9, won themselves a fantastic opportunity to represent Saltaire at the 2015 World Heritage Youth Summit at Blaenavon World Heritage Site in Wales. Their winning entry in a competition to select delegates to attend the Summit, was a film designed to answer the question ‘How can we use World Heritage to make the place we live in better?’. Their film showed that Saltaire was built as a model village, with amenities and rules, and raised the idea that this could be applied to communities now to great effect.
Titus Salt School prides itself on being at the forefront of new initiatives, especially when they relate to child protection and safety. We are immensely proud to be the first secondary school in Bradford to receive The E-safety Mark in recognition of the work we do to promote and ensure online safety. The school’s e-safety provision was given the highest possible grading by the external assessor.
A group of four students, Natasha Adey and Sydney Ricketts from Year 10 and Amy Eyles and Zara Malik from Year 9, have won a place to represent Saltaire at the UNESCO World Heritage Youth Summit in Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Wales. The summit has a full programme, with keynote speakers and entries from all over the world.
Nicole Mitchell, Year 12, tells us about her summer. “It was the best summer I’ve ever had and it isn’t even over”
Nicole’s experience at Outbox Incubator
You get 45 girls all sharing the same space together who are passionate about STEM, want to make a difference and are bursting with innovative ideas. Great things are going to happen.
TSS has seen an increase in Mathematics results, with a rise in the number of students achieving an A*-C grade from last year which is above the national outcome for Mathematics; in English we match the national average for A*-C.
We have again closed gaps in attainment that reflects the care and focus we have on individuals and groups.
Headline figures include:
- 50% of A-level grades were awarded at A*, A or B;
- 100% pass rate at A-level;
- over half of the A-level subjects achieved in the top national 25%;
We are very proud to have been judged ‘highly commended’ in a national Outstanding School/ College of the year award.
The award is presented by Pearson - a national examination Awarding Body – to acknowledge and celebrate excellence amongst schools and colleges that deliver the highest quality courses.
Year 10, D of E students have visited local primaries to help educate younger children in staying safe.
As part of their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, 18 students worked with PCSO Peril, our Safer Schools Officer on the crime prevention initiative ‘Stranger Danger’. The students researched how to stay safe and then put together an engaging presentation that could be delivered to younger children. One of the groups invented Detective Duck, a colourful character that helped the young children spot danger!
Tommy Dobson is one of just five talented students from the UK to have won a scholarship to attend the renowned International Science School in Sydney. With support from the Ogden Trust, this once in a life time trip will see Tommy immersed in a visionary science programme for academically talented Year 12 students.
Tommy will attend lectures by leading research scientists; experience hands-on brain expanding activities, explore the research labs, join in with a wide range of experiments and meet like-minded science mad students from all over the world.
Team try-outs took place on Sunday 5 July, Matty Wilson, Year 8 secured a place on the Yorkshire team.
Matty trains every Tuesday and Thurday with the Sheffield Steelers; working on his skill and technique. Matty was confident before the trials and that all his hard work would pay off and he’d shine at the Yorkshire trials, and he did just that!