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Jul 17, 2018, 1:07 PM
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, 2:59 PM
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, 1:38 PM
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, 8:43 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, 2:28 PM
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, 3:04 PM
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, 3:01 PM
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, 2:16 PM
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, 3:22 PM
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, 12:00 PM
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, 9:11 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, 9:13 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, 8:58 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, 11:46 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, 11:32 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, 11:26 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, 9:26 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, 2:01 PM
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, 2:17 PM
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, 8:35 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, 7:54 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, 9:00 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.
Oct 12, 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.
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Sep 21, 2017, 1:00 PM
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.
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Jun 27, 2017, 8:00 PM
The students of Longdendale High School have once again secured fantastic GCSE results which reflect all of the hard work and dedication they have put in over the last five years at the school.