On Thursday 30th March, three of our Year 7 students (Maisey Brown, Evie Halsall and Erin Murray) travelled to Trinity Church of England High School in Manchester to compete in the North West Regional Final of the Routes into Languages Spelling Bee 2017.
Due to the sheer number of students taking part in the competition from schools right across the North West, all competitors were divided into groups of around 30 students upon arrival for the First Round, to determine the top four spellers that would then move on to the second round to compete for a place in the National Final.
During this First Round, contestants had one minute to accurately say and spell out as many French or Spanish words as they could in target language and from memory.
Not only did our students have to learn 150 words in preparation for the competition, but they each had to compete in front of a panel of native speaker judges and verifiers in a classroom full of spectators! This was a daunting prospect for all contestants, but our three students from Tarporley rose to the challenge and performed exceptionally well, impressing the judges and their audience!
When it came to announcing the top four spellers from each language group, Maisey Brown’s name was called out for Spanish, and she went on to compete in the second round of the competition against even tougher competitors and an even bigger crowd! Maisey, once again, performed brilliantly under pressure, coming fourth overall and thus progressing to the National Final of the Spelling Bee, which will be held in Cambridge in July.
We are extremely proud of the incredible achievements of all three of our students, and we wish Maisey the very best of luck for the final stage of the competition!
Next year, as part of their role as MFL Lead Learners, Maisey, Evie and Erin intend to help promote the Spelling Bee to our next cohort of Year 7 students, and guide them through the competition.
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On Friday 10th February, our fourteen Stage 1 winners listed below took part in the second round of the Year 7 Foreign Language Spelling Bee Competition, which involved them learning how to say and spell 100 words from memory in either French or Spanish.
The 3 students who received the highest point scores will now move on to Stage 3 of the competition, The Regional Final, held in Manchester on Thursday 30th March 2017. In this round, they will be tested on 150 words and will compete against Year 7 students from other schools in our local area.
The names of our 3 winners are:
Congratulations and good luck to our Stage 3 Spelling Bee competitors, and a huge thank you to all fourteen Year 7 students who enthusiastically took part in this round of the competition, making it such a great success!
Cheshire Vale Teaching Alliance host national ResearchED ‘Cheshire’ Conference
Cheshire Vale Teaching School Alliance (formed by lead school Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College) are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the first national ResearchED Conference to come to the northwest. The conference will be held at Queen’s Park High School in Chester, on Saturday 18th March.
ResearchED conferences, founded by Tom Bennett and Helene Galdin-O’Shea, are grassroots networking and CPD events designed for all who are involved or interested in education – teachers, leaders, governors, practitioners and providers of all kinds. The events attract a broad range of high profile speakers from across the educational spectrum and this event is no exception.
Headteacher at Queen’s Park High School Lyndsay Watterson said “It is a privilege to be able to welcome such a prestigious event in the world of education to our school and to the northwest. We would encourage anyone involved or interested in education to come along to what will be a thought-provoking day filled with many inspirational workshops and sessions.”
Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College Headteacher Sarah Lee also added, “It is a pleasure to be co-hosting this event with ResearchED. The profile of ResearchED conferences has grown enormously in the last couple of years and this event provides an exciting opportunity to bring together and share the most effective approaches to teaching and learning with the northwest and beyond.”
The theme of the conference is ‘ResearchED: Where to start and where next?’ providing delegates with sessions including an introduction to educational research evidence, a focus on evidence-informed leadership and translating evidence into classroom practice.
Tickets are excellent value for money (£22 including lunch) and there will be a number of different sessions for delegates to opt into throughout the day.
Tickets can be purchased via the ResearchED website here: http://www.researched.org.uk/event/researched-cheshire/
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Tarporley Sixth Form College A-level Information Evening
We understand the importance of students choosing A-level subjects that fit with their strengths and potential career prospects, and as such, we are hosting an A-level Information Evening on 9th February 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm. This will offer students and parents an opportunity to speak directly to subject teachers in order to gain an insight into the A-level course content. We believe this evening will prove to be very informative and will help your son/daughter to make important decisions about his/her academic future.
There is no limit on the number of appointments students can make. Some students will be undecided at this stage about which courses to pursue. Choosing subjects can be a daunting task; Mrs Everton (Sixth Form Pastoral Manager) and I will be available if students and parents would like to speak to us about specific subjects needed for university courses; I will be in the main entrance hall; Mrs Everton will be situated in the Sixth Form College. The Senior Leadership Team will also be available to speak to throughout the evening. Additionally, on the evening, there will be current Year 12 and 13 students who can speak to Year 11 students about life in the Sixth Form.
Further subject information can be obtained from the Sixth Form prospectus – a copy is available on the website. Option blocks are set following 10th February; clashes rarely occur, if they do, we will contact you about your son/daughter’s options. Also, students can change their subjects once they receive their GCSE results in August and some continue to change subjects until the end of September (although option blocks will have been fixed by then).
To further ensure a smooth transition to Key Stage 5 study, we are planning A-level Taster Days on 24th April and 10th/11th July. Details will be available nearer to the time.
Director of Sixth Form
SIXTH FORM REGISTRATION AND ENROLMENT
Takes place during the morning of GCSE results day on Thursday 24th August 2017.
Tarporley High School Piano Recital Concert
12/01/17 – 7pm
Tickets £3, Concessions £1
Dear Parents / Students
I am writing to invite you to our Carol Service at St Helen’s Church, Tarporley at 7pm. Students have been working hard to prepare carols, accompanied by our Concert band and several solo and small ensemble items, performed by students from years 7-13.
There will be no charge to attend the carol service, but a retiring collection will be taken at the end of the event to raise funds for local charities.
I would also like to take this opportunity to inform you of other Music Department events that will be taking place in the next few weeks. On January 12th we will be holding our Piano Recital Concert, a short event featuring our many talented pianists, which will take place in the school hall at 7pm. Tickets will be available on the door and the cost is £3 for adults, £1 for concessions.
January will also see the School gearing up to perform the classic musical “The Wizard of Oz”. Performance dates are January 25th/26th/27th, more information and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.
I look forward to seeing you at one or all of our music events, and may I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas!
Head of Music