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Ss John Fisher and Thomas More
Roman Catholic High School

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  • Vacancy - Teacher of Science with TLR

    Published 17/07/19

    A creative and passionate teacher of Science with a chemistry specialism is required to join a highly successful team of committed and supportive colleagues.  The science department is an outstanding and very high performing department whose results speak for themselves. The successful candidate will lead the teaching and learning of chemistry and develop it through the department.

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  • Uniform Reminder

    Published 02/07/19

    June 2019                                                                                                                                         

    Dear Parents/Carers

    As part of our continuing work to maintain high standards in school, the leadership and staff of Fisher More are writing to remind parents and carers of the required standard of dress (including hairstyles and colour, jewellery and make-up) that all pupils must adhere to at all times.  This letter is to assist parents/carers in by reminding them of what the correct standards of dress at Fisher More and to avoid any potential costly mistakes.

    On return to school in September 2019, we ask you to ensure that your child is in full school uniform in accordance with the guidance in the school prospectus (a copy is attached to this letter).  In particular, please ensure that your child travels to and from school in appropriate uniform, as it is at these times that public perceptions of our school are influenced.  

    From September 2019 the following requirements of pupil dress and appearance will be strictly enforced:

    • Trousers – must be conventional, black, tailored trousers.  Not skinny fit and must contain a central crease at both the front and the back
    • Skirts – must be knee-length, black, pleated or 'A' line.  Skirts must not be tight fitting.
    • Coats - must be a traditional hip-length garment.  Hoodies, tracksuit tops or casual zip tops are not allowed along with any item in denim, suede or leather material.
    • Jewellery, make up and nail varnish are not permitted except for one small gold or silver stud per ear on the ear lobe only.   Facial adornments are not allowed.
    • Body piercing including tongue piercing, false tans, false eyelashes, false nails and highlighted and/or filled in eyebrows are not allowed.   Neither are henna designs or false tattoos.

    Please note, the school will be the final arbiter regarding suitability of all dress and appearance.

    Pupils who flout the schools’ dress code will be sanctioned; pupils will either be isolated, sent home to rectify the problem or, in extreme cases, excluded.  The sanction imposed will be decided by the school and we hope, supported by parents/carers.  In either case, parents/carers will be notified by a letter or phone call home.  If any families have financial difficulties in respect to the purchase of any items of uniform, please contact your child’s Pupil Progress Leader in confidence in the first instance.

    We understand that children do occasionally lose items of school uniform, or that they become unusable overtime through normal wear and tear.  If this does happen, parents/carers must write a letter to their child’s form tutor, stating what is missing and when it will be replaced.  Form tutors will issue a uniform card for students to show when they are questioned about their uniform.  Form tutors will then monitor your child to see that it has been rectified.  If it is not, the Pupil Progress Leader will be informed and they will contact home to discuss the matter further. 

    We greatly appreciate the high levels of support we always receive from the parents/carers of our pupils and please do not hesitate to contact us at school with any queries that you may have.

    Yours faithfully

    J Walmsley

    Assistant Headteacher

     

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  • Careers Day

    Published 18/07/19

    Thank you for all the support we had from N&CC, Burnley College, St Mary's College, The Young Enterprise group, VIY and all the local businesses that came in to help and support us with our events this week:

    Year 9 - World of Work

    Year 10 - Employability skills

    Year 11 - Enterprise Day

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  • Introducing the Year 11 members of the Senior Prefect Team 2019-2020

    Published 18/07/19

    Congratulations go to Edward Lowther (Head Boy), Ellie Phipps (Head Girl), Jacob Taylforth (Deputy Head Boy) and Cora Atkinson (Deputy Head Girl).

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  • End of Term Newsletter

    Published 16/07/19

    July 2019

     

    Dear Parents and Carers

    As we come towards the end of another academic year, I take this opportunity, once again, to thank you for your continued support of the school and all its work with your children.

    It has been a busy summer term, ending with the celebration of all children’s achievements at both the annual Awards Evening at Pendle Hippodrome and the awards assemblies in school last week.  Particular congratulations go to Annica Kelly, Mya Farrow, Roma Massey, Lois Page, Erin Connelly, Thomas Burns, Ryan Betts, Grace Helm and Megan Jeffery; all major award winners who were presented with their trophies by Mrs Karen Handford, founder of Wil’s Wishes.  I thank Karen and her charity for their continued support of the school.

    This term, all Key Stage 3 pupils enjoyed three days of enrichment activities on the theme ‘Britain’s got…..’, an exploration of Britain, British culture and values.  We had the British ‘bake off’ in food technology; we kept calm and carried on in graphics; pupils explored British punk hairstyles in art and samba rhythms and bands in music.  In science, pupils had the opportunity to test the theories of Isaac Newton and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, as well as sampling Olympic sports, including lacrosse and ultimate frisbee, in PE.  These lessons gave an opportunity for all pupils to experience something new, to be creative and inspired.  The feedback from both pupils and staff was overwhelmingly positive, as was the feedback from the enrichment week trips to Blackpool Zoo, York, Media City in Salford and the Anderton Centre in Bolton for kayaking and water sports.  Please see our website for photographs of all our enrichment activities.

    Whilst Years 7 to 9 pupils were experiencing enrichment activities in school, Year 10 pupils were experiencing enrichment activities of another kind on Work Experience for two weeks with local employers and businesses.  When Fisher More pupils go out into the local community, they always do so with pride and their behaviour and attitude is exemplary.  Many employers who hosted one or more of our pupils during work experience have contacted the school, singing the praises of all our pupils, which is always good to hear.

    In preparation for their final year with us and the important decisions Year 10 will have to make regarding their post-16 choices, these pupils attended taster sessions and lessons in various subject areas at Nelson and Colne College.  Again, the feedback from staff who led these sessions with our pupils was highly complimentary.  We thank Mr Flynn, Mr Walmsley and Mr Driver for organising these exceedingly valuable learning opportunities for our pupils.

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  • Movement of May Day Bank Holiday 2020

    Published 15/07/19

    We have recently received confirmation from Lancashire County Council that the May Day bank holiday in 2020 will move from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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  • Feast Day Mass

    Published 25/06/19

    Thank you to Father Peter and Canon Firth for celebrating our Feast Day Mass for us this morning.

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  • Faculty Trip to York

    Published 24/06/19

    The Humanities and RE Faculty trip took place last week and encompassed three activities throughout the day, each with a connection to one of the Humanities Subjects.

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  • Prom 2019

    Published 24/06/19

    Year 11 students marked the end of their time at Fisher More on Friday night with their Prom, held at Mytton Fold Hotel & Golf Club.  The full album can now be viewed by clicking here

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  • Kayaking and Raft Building

    Published 21/06/19

    See our Facebook page for more pictures of the PE and Creative Arts Faculty's day out.

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  • Enrichment Days in School

    Published 20/06/19

    Pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 are taking place in three days of enrichment activities across the curriculum, all based around the theme "British Values".  More photos to follow!

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  • BTEC Child Development

    Published 19/06/19

    Just before half term, 11 pupils from Year 10 who are currently studying the' BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Child Development' visited the Early Years Team at Accrington College to explore how messy play incorporates the different aspects of development in children. 

         

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