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May 8, 2019, 7:53 AM
As part of the Prince's Trust qualification students are required to complete a project that meets the needs of their community. Students quickly identified that in order to support their community they needed to learn more about it. The students decided to attend the Invisible Cities tour of homelessness in Manchester, hosted by army veteran Danny. Danny walked students around Manchester for two hours reciting poetry and educating them on the issue of homelessness, their attendance raised £200 for the Invisible Cities social enterprise
May 2, 2019, 8:18 AM
May 8, 2019, 1:56 PM
Huge congratulations to the 144 strong cast of the Dance Production 2019 "Spotlight" on 2 sell out performances and a diverse and superb range of dance styles and performance skills.
Mar 18, 2019, 11:47 AM
During British Science Week students visited the library to view a Q&A session from Professor Brian Cox on a range of physics theories, the students also took part the “Name the Scientist” Quiz, there were some fantastic prizes on offer with our eventual winners taking home a science encyclopaedia and a light that projects stars onto the ceiling. Congratulations to Evan and Oliver for scoring a perfect 8 out of 8.
Mar 13, 2019, 3:02 PM
Longdendale High School, founder member of the AspirePlus Educational Trust, is celebrating recognition as a Flagship School for Inclusion by IQM. This is a much coveted award, and puts Longdendale amongst one of only 100 schools nationally who have achieved this status. This award is a reflection of the truly inclusive approaches the school has at the heart of its provision. The comprehensive report provided by the IQM team highlighted just how special a school Longdendale is. The following extracts from the report give a flavour of why Longdendale achieved the award.
Mar 13, 2019, 2:27 PM
Longdendale High School is delighted to announce that it has been recognised for its quality home partnership working and presented with the Leading Parent Partnership Award. This is an excellent achievement for the school and we are pleased to be recognised for the work we do to engage and support our families to promote and secure the best possible outcomes and life chances for our young people. The assessor commented that “Young people, parents and families are at the heart of everyday life at Longdendale and staff ensure they are supported in a needs led manner. This may mean offering guidance outside of the normal school day and this is always appreciated”.
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Feb 5, 2019, 2:49 AM
Congratulations to Adie Lock in year 7 who took part in the Athens Kickboxing challenge over the weekend of 2nd February. The PE department and Longdendale are very proud of your success, Gold in your weight category and Bronze in the higher category entered at this competition. We look forward to seeing you succeed in future tournaments.
Feb 5, 2019, 2:53 AM
On the 1st February (rescheduled from snow day) myself, Mr Brown and Miss wither took 37 Year 10 students to see a performance of Little Voice at The Albert Halls in Bolton. This was a fantastic event which enabled students to experience true Stanislavski styled theatre and fully immerse themselves about the struggles and strive of growing up in Bolton in the 1980s. The students were impeccably well behaved and thoroughly enjoyed the production. They look forwards to exploring key scenes and writing their live reviews for their examination. They loved listening to the sound tracks of The Jackson 5, Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Edif Piaf.
Jan 21, 2019, 9:13 AM
On 18th January 2018 16 Chinese teachers visited Longdendale. This was a fantastic day which the teachers found extremely beneficial. On arrival Head Boy Daniel Bynon and Head Girl Beth Macdonald gave a welcoming speech introducing our visitors to Longdendale and explaining our ethos and core values. Our visitors were toured by our student leaders Katie Wilkins, Tony Burgess and Molly Goodwin who were most impressive, proactive and articulate. Annie Li acted as an interpreter and confidently answered a range of challenging questions way beyond her years.
Dec 21, 2018, 5:39 AM
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Dec 18, 2018, 4:09 AM
Congratulations to Sophie Larkin who won the 2018 Christmas Card Competition out of 30 students who entered. Sophie won a fantastic prize of a £10 voucher and took home 20 of her cards printed for family and friends. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
Dec 17, 2018, 3:56 AM
On Friday 14th December students and staff at Longdendale participated in National Christmas Jumper Day, for a donation of £1 students were able to wear a christmas jumper, red jumper or a green jumper. All money raised will be donated to Save the Children who support children in 120 countries worldwide.
Nov 19, 2018, 8:58 AM
Pupils are currently working on the theme ‘Natural Forms’ in school, investigating and researching Artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Barbara Hepworth who create their sculptures from ‘natural’ forms. The trip offered pupils the opportunity to develop their observation drawings and their ability to take high quality primary photographs.
Nov 14, 2018, 7:59 AM
Since the start of term, a group of our year 9 and 10 Drama GCSE students have been working tirelessly to create and perform a devised Brechtian style play called ‘Armistice’ to staff, students and members of the community. Initially, the play was written for the Armistice Tea Dance at the end of October, last half term. This was an idea created by Ciaran Moss in Year 11. The script was written by an extremely talented Year 11 Drama Leader Ciaran Moss, and an ex-student from the class of 2018, Nerissa Harvey, who approached Miss Lowe asking to contribute to the tea dance event for the “Friends of Hollingworth.” After discussion and deliberation, a cast were decided upon by Ciaran. Lily Capper, Sacha Cole, Frankie Fawcett, George Dickinson, Daisy Anthony and Gulliver Hubbard worked exceptionally hard with Ciaran, their director, to create a striking, poignant and observant performance looking into war from 1918 to 2018. The play was performed for the guests at the tea dance and received great applause and praise by all. The cast were urged to show the play to staff in their weekly briefing. This play was performed to all students across school this week to commemorate Longdendale’s remembrance. A huge congratulations to the students involved for creating such a powerful memorable performance to mark the centenary for Armistice.
Nov 7, 2018, 5:16 AM
26th October was our annual Community Tea Dance. This year it had a 1940’s Armistice theme. We had dance performances from Year 10 dance students, choreographed by Mrs Healey-Wilde. Mr Kilkenny and the catering students provided a fabulous afternoon tea of scones, cakes and sandwiches. Ciaran Moss in Year 11 wrote and directed a devised Brechtian play called ‘Armistice’ with Year 9 and 10 GCSE drama students. A fabulous afternoon was had by all dancing away with our students. A special thanks to Joyce Hansell for providing the live piano
Nov 7, 2018, 4:56 AM
Well done to year 10 boys Will Aspery-Carr and James Gregory who won the Tameside Hack Grand Challenge at Brother HQ in Audenshaw. They were tasked with creating and presenting an idea as to what Brother might be producing in 50 years time. The boys came up with augmented reality contact lenses and ear pieces that will assist people in everyday life.
Nov 5, 2018, 6:45 AM
In October the Longdendale Library ran a Spooky Story Competition, students of all year groups were required to write a spooky story around 100 words long, we had an amazing 50+ entries. This year’s winner was Molly Boswell of Year 7, congratulations to her and a fantastic effort from everyone who entered.
Nov 5, 2018, 5:48 AM
A selection of year 7 students took part in Women in STEM on Friday 26 October. The aim of this lesson was to encourage more girls to go into careers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. We had two guest speakers, Louisa Wilson and Victoria Hanley, who came in to talk about what made them choose a career in STEM and to show the students what cool and exciting jobs they have and how they got to where they are today. The students came up with some amazing inventions that would shape the world we live in.
Oct 24, 2018, 6:36 AM
In October, the English department ran a theatre trip for Year 11 students studying Shakespeare's Macbeth to see a theatre production of the play.
Oct 22, 2018, 7:04 AM
It has been a rewarding year of GCSE results for students at Longdendale High School. Head teacher Andrea Jones said the pass rate reflected the hard work and dedication put in by the students. The head went on to say: “We are delighted with the GCSE results for our Class of 2018, particularly in a year which has seen significant changes to the assessment and examination structures nationally. Our aspiration to achieve and to be successful has certainly paid off for our students and we are extremely proud of them.”
Oct 17, 2018, 12:35 PM
On Friday 5th October all Year 11 learners across the trust had the opportunity to visit the Futures Roadshow. The learners from Rayner Stephens High School were invited to this annual and unique event that Longdendale High School has organised for a number of years.
Oct 17, 2018, 8:07 AM
Reflecting on exciting an exciting open evening at Longdendale High School where we welcomed prospective students and families. These students and families had the opportunity to speak to teachers and current pupils as well as see all the exciting new subjects they may be studying in the coming year. Particular highlights were the English department’s tea party with lots of lovely cakes and the live bands playing in the Music department. The potential students and families were encouraged to visit each department to collect stickers in order to receive their goody bags before they left. It was an absolute please to see so many people attend.
Sep 26, 2018, 8:35 AM
Longdendale celebrated the European Day of Languages on Wednesday 16th September. All week Miss Rogers delivered an assembly showing how languages helped her world to grow and showing that our world can be that bit bigger just by speaking another language. All members of staff took their registers in a different language and the Do Now activity in every subject was a vocabulary match up in French and Spanish!
Jul 17, 2018, 9:07 AM
On Thursday 12th July and Friday 13th July Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 took part in Sports day. Students competed in Long jump, discus, shot putt and javelin. Due to the unexpected rainfall all games were set up in the Sports Hall. All students that took part in sports day had lots of fun. The winners will be posted in the coming days.
Jul 10, 2018, 10:59 AM
Longdendale High School students demonstrated their respect and professionalism as they gave back to the community on Monday 9th July. They celebrated a Community Respect Day to support community partnerships. This hugely successful event included a human chain, a teddy bears’ picnic, a mass litter pick and a performance of the school production, ‘The Enchanted Rose’.
Jul 10, 2018, 9:38 AM
Wednesday 27th June 2018 was a day to remember for our Year 11 students and the conclusion to a magnificent five years at high school. The day started with an emotional Leavers Assembly bidding a final farewell to the class of 2018. The assembly celebrated their journey with us, along with their successes and achievements. Students laughed, and shed a few happy tears, as they remembered the numerous trips, enrichment activities and day-to-day experiences here at Longdendale.
Jul 10, 2018, 4:43 AM
On Wednesday 20th June, 46 Year 7 and Year 8 students were taken on a trip to watch a production of War Horse at The Lowry Theatre. Students were invited on the trip who have displayed an Excellent Attitude to Learning in English as part of a reward to congratulate them on their hard work in lessons. Students represented the school excellently as they acted in a professional and respectful manner. Students thoroughly enjoyed the production and hope to be rewarded with many more enriching activities again.
Jun 7, 2018, 10:28 AM
On the 14th May 2018 Mrs Shaw, Miss Lowe, Mrs Horsfield and Mrs Summersgill took 40 Year 10 Senior Leaders to a joint Longdendale and Rayner Stephens leadership training event at Dukinfield Golf Club. This was a collaborative workshop practical event in which our student leaders developed the skills of public speaking, oracy, leadership styles, presentations and planned their calendar of events and action plans for the year ahead. All of the students were a credit to the school and excelled themselves in their creative ideas, proactive nature and inspiring pledges. They all gave fantastic presentations of their vision for their teams and we cannot wait to see the leaders in action training their teams next half-term.
Jun 5, 2018, 11:04 AM
AcSEED Award for Mental health provision and wellbeing in schools. Mrs Jones was presented with the AcSEED Award for the school, alongside the wellbeing team at our recent celebration event in school. Longdendale is the first school in Greater Manchester to be accredited with the award, as a result of the high quality Mental health and wellbeing provision in school .Longdendale have had a close working partnership with TOG MIND, working to achieve the award ( Ali Sparkes TOG MIND presenting to Mrs Jones in the photograph ) The AcSEED assessment Team were very impressed with our whole school approach to mental health and wellbeing and especially our Enhanced Evidence based provision and intervention that we can offer here at Longdendale.
Jun 5, 2018, 11:01 AM
The Bronze DofE students in Year 9 have started the three sections of the award: volunteering, physical and skills. Each student needs to spend a minimum of 1 hour per week on each section for 12 weeks; then they need to choose any one section to do for a further 12 weeks. Some students have chosen to spend their time volunteering after school litter picking and everyone has noticed the huge improvement around school and this has led to other initiatives to encourage all students to pick up litter. Some students are also spending time with their language teachers as part of the skills section; the students who are studying Spanish are doing a project for Miss Rogers. The training has now started to get the students ready for their expeditions (practice and assessment). The training involves the students learning about equipment needed, first aid, map-reading, planning and cooking meals, putting up and care of tents and walking in the countryside with the use of maps and compass.
Mar 29, 2018, 10:16 AM
Since Christmas, Year10 Prince's Trust classes have been working hard on their chosen community projects. For this unit the students have to identify a need within their community and complete a project to support their community. Miss Garcia's year 10 class are currently raising awareness about homelessness in Greater Manchester. They are also planning to support a local food bank.
May 23, 2018, 11:22 AM
Today Longdendale's Head Boy, Daniel and Head Girl, Beth were really pleased to host a return visit for the Head Boy, Aiden and Head Girl, Emma from Rayner Stephens High school. They came to Longdendale with their Learning Leader and had a tour of our school. The students discussed possible ways to work more collaboratively through such things as the D of E, sports fixtures and charity events. Both schools are looking forward to working together and sharing exciting opportunities.
Mar 29, 2018, 8:00 AM
Many students took part in the Library Easter Egg Hunt today. Students had to match the title of the books to the author's name. Freya Love from 7E was the Winner. Longdendale wishes everyone a very happy easter.
Mar 29, 2018, 5:11 AM
For the third consecutive year we have been awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark formal status as a Centre of Excellence. The IQM Assessor carried out a full, annual review of the inclusive provision in February and was delighted with all aspects of the work completed since the previous review visit. The formal report comments that “Longdendale High School continues to build upon its proven record of excellence and their aspiration in this is clearly seen in its mission statement “We Endeavour to Achieve and Aspire to be successful” and through their well established and clearly defined core values of ASPIRE – Achievement, Success, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Endeavour - that promote a culture of high expectation and quality provision to transform life chances and opportunities for the all students who attend the school.”
Mar 29, 2018, 5:13 AM
This half term, our school have been involved in the Francis House Easter Chick Appeal. Francis House is a hospice for children with life-limiting illnesses and provides support to many families around the North West. Both students and staff have been donating Crème eggs (and other eggs of similar size). These eggs will be sent to Francis House and paired up with little knitted chicks. These will then be sold by Francis House to raise money for the charity. Our charity leaders have been going round school promoting this wonderful cause and encouraging both staff and students to bring in Crème eggs. Thank you to all the students, staff and families who have donated.
Mar 29, 2018, 4:58 AM
Over Christmas, Year 8 community project explored the Homelessness Project. This enabled them to have a deeper understanding of the reasons for homelessness and develop empathy for the individuals less fortunate than ourselves. Each class collated a backpack of essentials such as sleeping bags, blankets, food and toiletries and these were delivered to charities across Manchester and Stockport.
Feb 27, 2018, 6:46 AM
Some Longdendale students took part in a school competition where they had to create a recipe for Pankcake day. The runners up had opportunity to bring their creation to life in our Food Tech Department. Everyone really enjoyed trying what they had made and all the pancakes looked and tasted delicious.
Jan 31, 2018, 6:32 AM
On the 11th of January, Miss Booth and Mr Emery took 18 year 10 and 9 students to a session called Forensic science A bog body mystery at Manchester Museum. We used a technique called gel electrophoresis to identify whether a body found was that of a local man 'John Smith' a made up victim.
Jan 31, 2018, 6:26 AM
"Longdendale Live Lounge"- this sell out concert organised and delivered by two classes of year 11 musicians was a success on every level. These Gigs took place on Jan 23rd and 24th 2018.
Jan 17, 2018, 4:26 AM
On Friday 5th January, 33 members of year 8 had the opportunity to go to Manchester Metropolitan University to take part in their 'Making Foreign Languages an Option' event. The day was run by current students at the university who were on hand to answer any questions our students had. Throughout the day, students had language sessions in French or Spanish and all students were given an opportunity to try a taster session in German. The sessions helped to put language learning into 'real life' scenarios and students were able to see them just how far languages could take them in life. The university noted how exceptionally behaved our students were and they proved to be excellent linguistic ambassadors for Longdendale!
Dec 19, 2017, 9:01 AM
Over 45 students entered the Christmas Card Competition. Students for the competition had to use their creative abilities and design a front cover for their card. Everyone enjoyed a Christmas treat for entering and the Winner received a £20 Gift card and their design was printed ready to give their family and friends. Evie Kilroy from 8R was the winner with her fantastic creation of a Christmas puppy.
Dec 19, 2017, 9:17 AM
On Friday 15th December students and staff wore christmas jumpers in support of ‘Save The Children’, during this event we raised a total for £347 for ‘Save the Children’. Thanks to all students and staff involved in raising money for this cause.
Dec 20, 2017, 3:35 AM
Over the last two weeks, our SMILE Team and Anti Bullying Ambassadors have been promoting even more kindness across the school. The Teams have worked really hard - selling "Christmas kindness message labels" that students bought for other students in the school, the teams then attached them to Candy canes and delivered them round to Tutor groups, each morning. The teams raised around £40 for charity by selling the canes.
Nov 29, 2017, 2:54 AM
Our student Anti bullying Ambassadors, SMILE Team and Equality Leaders have delivered inspirational assemblies to all year groups this week , to refresh promoting kindness and celebrating difference. We now have a team of 40 student Leaders who are available to support any students where they feel there is any conflict emerging.
Oct 25, 2017, 5:00 AM
Show the Red Card to Racism is an anti-racism educational charity. It aims to combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominantly but not exclusively footballers, to present an anti-racist message to young people and others.
Sep 21, 2017, 9:00 AM
As students across Tameside returned to school following the summer break, a very special occasion took place to commemorate the official launch of the AspirePlus Educational Trust. The Trust, which is the first secondary school-led Multi Academy Trust in Tameside, has launched with Longdendale High School as the founder and sponsor.
Mar 11, 2019, 7:48 AM