Well, what a summer that was! What was your favourite moment? Mine
was watching golden Saturday with Mo Farrah, Jessica Ennis and Greg
Rutherford winning our first gold medals.
And while the biggest sporting event in the world was taking place in our
own country, GTS pupils certainly didn’t stop. The girls football team went
to Cardiff to watch the England ladies football team play. Whilst our World
Challenge pupils and staff had an amazing two weeks in Morocco.
This term we welcome to the GTS team the following members of staff: Mrs
Jacqueline Whiteman, Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Polly Matthews – Assistant
Headteacher, Mr David Rawle as Assistant Team Leader and Science
Teacher, Mrs Ann-Marie Hall – English Teacher, Miss Claire Giner – Food
Technology Teacher, Mrs Lisa Buss – Finance Assistant. Anna Lewis - SEN
Teaching Assistant. Miss Roseanna Ball who will teach music covering Abby
Butterworth’s maternity leave, Mrs Ros Cook and Miss Chiara Magarotto –
Meal time Assistants. Finally, Mr Matt Bolton is now Assistant Team leader
for Health and Miss Tally Galan Davies is now known as Mrs Tally Moores.
In this Issue
World Challenge
App Building Club
Skateboard Club
Chess Club
Surf Club
Honour for GTS Teacher
NHS Visit
GTS Film Premier
Post 16 Opportunities evening
Diary Dates
December
3
rd
Parent Forum Coffee Morning
10.00-11.00
am
14
th
Christmas Carol Concert 6pm
at St Michaels & All Angels Church
20
th
Last day of term for pupils
21
st
Non Pupil Day
January
7
th
Return to School
Congratulations to the Year 11 pupils who have left us, many of whom have
gained excellent results. All the pupils and staff worked hard over the last
two years to gain the best possible results and are to be congratulated on all
they have achieved.
GTS are very proud to announce the results of some of their top performing
pupils:
Alex Chavasse 9 A*s, 2 As, 2 Bs
Ellie Collingwood 7 A*s, 4 As, 1 B
Emmeline Douglas-Mann 6 A*s, 3 As, 2 Bs
Jayanna Finley 8 A*s, 3 As, 1 C
Natasha Randall 9 A*s, 1 B
Alice Shepherd 4 A*s, 5 As, 1 C
However, the GTS tradition of year on year improvement has been
interrupted by what has been a nationwide issue. Changes made by exam
boards both in the way pupils are assessed and in the grade boundaries
resulted in English Language results being affected which have impacted on
our pupils’ outcomes. We are continuing to do all we can to appeal on behalf
of our pupils who have been affected by this.