Head­teacher toasts first term

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A HEAD­TEACHER is cel­e­brat­ing his first term at a school.

Manny Botwe said his first term at Tyther­ing­ton High School has been ‘ex­cel­lent’, with a great sense of com­mu­nity.

He said teach­ers and the lead­er­ship team were ‘ex­tremely ap­proach­able’, re­sult­ing in stu­dents feel­ing ‘well sup­ported and looked af­ter’.

He added: “There are very few schools I’ve come across where the staff and stu­dent re­la­tion­ships are so strong.”

Un­der Mr Botwe’s lead­er­ship, pupils at the school were ranked among the top 10 per cent in the coun­try for their A-level re­sults and among the top third in Eng­land for their GCSE re­sults.

He said: “It was won­der­ful too to see us fea­tured in the top 150 best com­pre­hen­sive schools in the Sun­day Times Good School Guide.

“Our cur­rent Year 11s are set to achieve record GCSE re­sults, which should be among the best in the re­gion.”

Look­ing ahead to the new term, Mr Botwe said he wanted to build on the ‘solid foun­da­tions’ left by the pre­vi­ous head­teacher, Steve Jowett as well as in­tro­duc­ing new ac­tiv­i­ties and ini­tia­tives.

One of th­ese ini­tia­tives is an out-of-catch­ment bus ser­vice to al­low stu­dents from other ar­eas in Mac­cles­field to go to the school, some­thing he said had never been of­fered be­fore.

He also said his am­bi­tion was to be­come ‘the green­est school in Cheshire East’, by hav­ing so­lar pan­els in­stalled around the school and ren­o­vat­ing a pre­vi­ously derelict part of the grounds to build a farm sell­ing pro­duce to the com­mu­nity.

He added: “I am de­lighted to be head­teacher here. We truly are a school which is am­bi­tious and at the heart of the com­mu­nity.”

●● Head­teacher Manny Botwe, cen­tre, with stu­dents and staff at Tyther­ing­ton High School, which he has praised for be­ing ‘at the heart of the com­mu­nity’

●● Harry Lyons with fel­low pupil Ge­or­gia Gad­dum, seven, a found­ing mem­ber of the Chicken Com­mit­tee

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