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  • July Newsletter 2022

    Published 22/07/22
    Click here to view the newsletter for July 2022
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  • PEN Magazine July 22

    Published 19/07/22
    Please see below to download the PEN Magazine for July 2022
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  • Student Development Day Tuesday 19th July 2022

    Published 15/07/22
    We are looking forward to welcoming a wide range of visitors to our school for our next Student Development Day. These days are central to us promoting the development of students’ knowledge and understanding of important issues in the PSHC
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  • Switch-On Reading Project with EEF

    Published 01/07/22

    We are really pleased to be part of the Education Endowment Foundation’s Switch-On Reading Project.  Our lead LSAs are in the final stages of training and gearing up to start the intervention with our younger students. This looks to be an exciting project and a great opportunity to be involved in an evidence-based national strategy to support learners to become more fluent readers.  This work forms part of our wider reading strategy in school and we look forward to seeing the results.

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  • Planting for the Queen's Green Canopy Mission

    Published 27/06/22

    Poynton High School has joined the Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) mission. The tree pictured is a new apple tree which was planted at the school earlier this year. In October 2022, along with thousands of other schools, we look forward to officially marking our contribution by uploading a progress photo to the QGC Map for which the school will receive a commemorative plaque.

    The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Participation Award

    Published 10/06/22

    Poynton High School has received a participation award for those students who collectively participated and volunteered in this year's Duke of Edinburgh programme. Huge congratulations to all PHS students involved who spent a combined total of 2067 hours volunteering in the community. We can't agree more with the charity that say they are 'immensely proud of the dedication, effort and achievement of young people making an impact'. Well done!

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  • Poynton’s wellbeing card for young people

    Published 06/06/22

    It has been a difficult time for everyone over the last couple of years, no less so than for our young people. Working together, the Middlewood Partnership, through members of its Poynton-based Patient Participation Forum groups, Poynton High School and Poynton Town Council have been developing resources to help young people in our area as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.  Members of Poynton High School’s Student Leadership Team have identified areas of concern and the support services and organisations which can help young people. Students suggested that a ‘business-style’ card with information would be very useful.  Funding has been secured from Waitrose and Timpson Foundation to print ‘Wellbeing cards’ with Poynton Town Council designing the cards.  Every student at Poynton High School has been given a card to keep, and some will be available at Waitrose and the Timpson shop in Cheadle. 

    Middlewood Partnership have also consulted with the students to develop easily-navigated, specific webpages on their website aimed at meeting the needs of young people. The pages have lots of useful information about self-help including alcohol and drug misuse, mental health, smoking, relationships and lots more. 

    (picture L-R: Paul Bowden GP at Middlewood Partnership, Eliza Year 8, Tom Year 7, Hannah Year 10, Sharon Duke Poynton Town Council, Alex Year10, Abi Year 12, Zoe Year 10, Miss Long teacher)

    Mr Dean, Headteacher, said ‘This is a really positive example of what can be achieved through partnership between our school and the wider community.  I am sure it will be of real benefit to young people in Poynton’.

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  • Research Collaboration with EBPU

    Published 27/05/22

    Poynton High School has become an official Research Partner in the Education for Wellbeing programme. 

    We are working in partnership with the Evidence Based Practice Unit (Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL), which has been commissioned by the Department for Education. Together we are investigating the impact of five innovative approaches that aim to promote pupil wellbeing. 

    This cutting-edge research trial is the largest of its kind in the UK. Our school's contribution will improve understanding of how best to support children and young people's mental health and wellbeing.

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Alumni Success

    Published 23/05/22

    Congratulations to fellow Poynton High School Alumni: Ian Carruthers, Joe Bulman, James Bearn, Alex Chapman and Tom Farris on achieving their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards! The boys received their awards from Prince Edward at an official presentation ceremony hosted by Buckingham Palace. 

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  • Poynton High School selected to lead 'YOUR TIME' Sports Leaders programme

    Published 25/03/22

    Poynton High School has been approved as 1 of 75 schools in the country to lead the inspirational sports programme, Your Time.  Funded by the Department for Education, Your Time is new programme designed to encourage girls in schools to participate in competitive sport and sports leadership opportunities. The programme will run across year groups, providing a range of competitive opportunities, and will see an initial 10 female students in Year 9 qualifying as young leaders. 

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  • Poynton High School Stockport Foodbank collection

    Published 25/03/22

    Students at Poynton High School have sprung into action to support the work of a local food bank in Stockport.  

    Year 10 students have been learning about the work of local food banks as part of their GCSE Religious Studies course and were asked to bring in donations of food items.   There was an excellent response from so many of the students, with items such as tinned foods, packets of rice and cereals being donated.    Students were clearly moved when they learnt about the desperate plight of so many people in the local area and did not need asking twice to help.  

    Janet from Stockport Foodbank met staff and students and was overwhelmed with the items collected.    She said ‘we are delighted to receive such a marvellous donation of food and other items from the students at Poynton High School.   To have the ongoing support of the school during these difficult times is immensely important to us and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who donated to the Stockport Foodbank collection.   If anyone would like further details as to how they can help the Foodbank, please contact us on 07483 115249.'

    Mr Dean, Head Teacher said ‘I am really proud to see our students supporting such a worthy cause.  We are pleased to be able to continue this link with the Foodbank and to bring students’ study of RS alive in such a positive way.’

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  • Get the Jump CAMPAIGN: Skills for Life

    Published 21/03/22

    The ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life campaign is a newly launched platform which lists all education and training choices for young people in one place. Please click the link for more information: Get the Jump

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