Open Evening Success at Longdendale High School

 

Open Evening Success at Longdendale High School

The schools of the AspirePlus Educational Trust have held their annual Open Evenings and they have been a resounding success. From all corners of the borough and beyond, parents of Year 6 students and their children came to see what our schools have to offer. These families were able to experience first-hand what secondary school life is like in an AspirePlus Trust school.

Longdendale High School provided a fantastic showcase of all that the school has to offer. It was a hive of activity as families got a taste of the exciting lessons and varied opportunities that will be available to them if they choose Longdendale. Turnout was excellent with over 360 families attending the event. Given the vibrant atmosphere evident, we are confident they left, not just with a goody bag, but a great impression of what an AspirePlus school community is like. Feedback from parents has been overwhelmingly positive.

During her presentation to families, Headteacher Andrea Jones outlined to families her pride in leading a school that has seen a sustained period of strong academic performance whilst also developing a reputation for excellence in inclusion. She explained that ‘At Longdendale we are proud of our inclusive provision. The foundation of our success is rooted in our core values, which promote hard work and professionalism. We recruit, train and retain the best teachers and work hard to ensure all students are enthused and engaged in their learning and supported and challenged to achieve their true potential across all areas of the curriculum.’

Matthew Bowler, CEO of the AspirePlus Educational Trust was keen to recognise the importance of Open Evenings in the school calendar, saying ‘The organisation and delivery of such great nights takes extraordinary levels of commitment and enthusiasm from all involved. Thank you to the students, student leaders and our wonderful staff for all they have done to make these such successful and memorable nights. Thanks also to our prospective families who braved the elements to come and see what we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming our new Year 7 intakes at both AspirePlus Trust schools next year.’