GCSE Results 2021

 

Pupils at Great Torrington are celebrating their individual success in their GCSEs today. As a cohort they have always been a fantastic year group and results have reflected all their hard work over the past five years.

The past 18 months has been incredibly tough for the pupils, and they have achieved so much despite the challenges. Not only have they gained a fantastic set of grades that will allow them to pursue their chosen college or career paths, the challenges of Covid have created resilient and independent young people who will be well prepared for the future. They have built new skills working remotely that will transfer into the future world of work.

They should all be extremely proud of their results, the grades awarded were based on hard evidence gained over a significant period and range of assessments. Every grade produced reflects the pupil’s abilities and were arrived at following a robust and rigorous process.

The staff at GTS wish the pupils every success in the future and look forward to seeing them all again at the Prom in September. We would also like to thank the Parents/Carers who have not only supported their young people throughout but also the school.

Mr A Bloodworth

Headteacher

Vision

Our mission statement: Dream, Believe, Achieve is at the heart of the school’s ethos. As a result, pupils will not just leave GTS with a strong set of relevant academic qualifications, but will have developed their own ‘Dreams’, built confidence to ‘Believe’ in themselves to successfully ‘Achieve’ their short and long term goals.

GTS aims to become a truly ‘value based’ school which strives to nurture the individual talents of all its learners in order to build resilience and raise aspirations. We aim to provide the best possible facilities that will inspire and facilitate learning. Everything we do is focused at achieving our core purpose: ‘to inspire confident learners who will have the skills, qualities and qualifications to thrive in our changing world’.

We endeavour to develop the knowledge of our learners through a challenging, broad and skilfully created curriculum. Through both our curriculum and further opportunities, pupils will develop a range of personal and learning skills that will enable them to think independently and enjoy their learning journey throughout their school career and beyond.

We will nurture relationships in order to create a family of healthy, happy learners ‘where error is welcomed as a learning opportunity’ and where respect for self and others allows everyone to ‘feel safe to learn, re-learn,and explore knowledge and understanding’*. Pupils will learn to accept responsibility not only through leadership opportunities, but also in their role within GTS and beyond.

GTS will be at the heart of the local community, meeting the diverse needs of all our learners with the support of all our stakeholders, especially parents.  We will ensure that learning and teaching is informed by best practice and research which will enable us to take innovative risks with confidence to achieve successful outcomes.

*Hattie, J. (2009) Visible Learning, London Routledge

SEND Local Offer

We are committed to ensuring that all children and young people have a good start in life. Some children and young people have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and these differing needs mean varied levels of support may be required at different times.

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Exams Certificates - Summer 2021

Certificates from the Summer 2021 exams will be available for collection from Monday 22nd November 2021.

If you are unable to collect your certificates in person you can nominate someone to collect them on your behalf. Any nominated person must bring a signed letter of authorization/permission slip and their ID.

Collection times will be Mon-Fri during term time, 8.30am - 4.15pm from reception.

Any questions, please contact the exams officer: exams@gts.devon.sch.uk.

If you'd like to stay in touch with GTS, and help current and future students please follow this link to sign up at FutureFirst.

Posted on: 19/11/2021

Children in Need 2021

GTS would like to support this year's Children in Need Day by holding a non-uniform day on Friday 19th November where students bring in a donation (suggested £1) in return for being allowed to wear non-uniform.

There will still be an expectation that what they wear is appropriate for school, Pudsey Bear attire is welcomed.

School leaders have organised pancakes, hot chocolate, and bags of sweets for sale in the food rooms at breaktimes.

PE on Friday

Year 11s | PE lesson Period 1 & 2 |

Please wear your PE kit to school and bring in clothes to change at the end of the lesson. Bring £1.

Year 9s | PE lesson Period 3 & 4 |

Wear non-uniform to school, bring a PE kit to change, and then change back at the end of the lesson. Bring £1

Year 7s | PE lesson Period 5 & 6 |

Wear non-uniform to school, bring a PE kit to change, no change at the end of the lesson. Bring £1

We hope that students will support this event and in turn raise monies for Children in Need charities.

Posted on: 18/11/2021

Henrietta Leavitt

Great Torrington School was proud to host Links to Life visit on Friday 15th October 2021 to learn about the life and work of little known, yet hugely significant astronomer Henrietta Leavitt.

Click here to learn more about Links to Life's visit.

Posted on: 26/10/2021

 

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