Pupil Achievements

Pupils get masterclass in how to excel in industry

Year 11 pupils have been given top tips from the boardroom to ensure they can take the advantage when considering next steps in education and career choices.

Staff from six locally based businesses kindly gave their time to act as panellists for the round table discussion. Pupils came prepared and fired thought provoking questions about the world of work to the panel. They were then given sound advice on how to prepare for an interview, how to deal with nerves and the benefits of taking an apprenticeship. Panellists also fielded questions about their own career pathways, allowing an insight into their professional journeys. 

The panel of experts included Polly Betts from Arcadis, a design consultancy for natural and built assets; Tracey Dawson of electronics manufacturer, Daletech;

David Coverdale of Egton Digital, a software and IT services company; Nikki Alderson of Nikki Alderson Coaching, a company offering corporate and executive coaching; Alex Saxton from transport company, Transpennine Express and Paul Birtles of precision engineers, Produmax. 

Commenting on the success of the event, one pupil said: “I found Polly Betts really interesting and I would really like to work for her in the future.” Another said: “Listening to Paul Birtles from Produmax talk about engineering and apprenticeships has helped me to decide on a career in that industry.” 

David Coverdale of Egton Digital said: “I really enjoyed the session and thought it provided some great insights to the pupils who were very attentive.”

Challenging questions were asked of local MP, Mr Philip Davis, during a school workshop on climate change run by charity, Hope for the Future. We invited the Shipley MP into school to discuss issues relating to air pollution, green energy, fuel poverty and divesting in fossil fuels.   

Mr Davies, who voted against the Climate Change Act, listened intently to our climate change presentations and shared his views with Eco Club members. Our diligent club members spoke passionately about the drive for change to improve environmental awareness and they listened to Mr Davies and questioned his views and opinions assiduously.

Pupils were presented with a special award at the Midland Hotel on 26 September in recognition for their work on the project SUSOMAD (Stand Up, Speak Out and Make A Difference)

We are proud to announce that we have been successful in our bid to receive the Excellence in STEM Award.

This prestigious award run through the National STEM Centre and the National Science and Media museum was awarded to school to validate the emphasis on STEM within school. What makes this award even more exciting is that we were the first school in West Yorkshire to receive it!

 After 36 years of teaching at Titus Salt School (formerly named Salt Grammar School) Jill Pettifor is retiring today, 24 July 2018.

Jill came to the school in her second year of teaching and soon became Head of PE; then later, Leader for Creative and Cultural Faculty and most recently Faculty Leader PE and Outdoor Education.

Working together, Nathan Moore, Bailey Waugh and Sam Stefinuti took 3rd place winners in the under 18’s category in the Saltaire Festival Poetry competition.

Uriah Woodhead Building Merchants came into school to offer all the materials required to restore our very own Dragon Boat!

Our Year 7 pupils have undertaken a year-long literacy challenge which started off last July with the Year 6 Transition Summer Reading Challenge. As well as lots and lots of reading, pupils have completed various activities over the academic year such as designing window displays for our Learning Resource Centre, forging ideas for reading nooks around school and creating book marks.

Pupils at TSS took part in this year’s National Writing Day. Creative writing connects people to their own voices, to their homes, their languages and their own stories. Every one of us has stories to tell, memories to recount or secrets to reveal.

The winners of the ‘design a board game piece’ competition, for the Year 7 Opening Minds project on Saltaire and the World, literally got ‘stuck in’ when bringing their designs to life!!

Thomas Pickles, Dan Logan, Joe Murphy and Jay Buchan, were selected to trial for the U13 England Rugby Developing Player Programme (ERDPP). This is an RFU programme that was launched in 2013 to provide a structured package of quality coaching for new and existing players between the ages of 13 and 16. The boys were put forward by school and representatives from Baildon Rugby Club. The gruelling and rigorous selection process took place over the course of three separate sessions over a three month period. The players were assessed in five key areas and were given a score out of 5 for each area.

Eight local primary schools attended our Art IMP (Interactive Media Project) in June. Year 5 pupils came to TSS to take part in a creative workshop with a difference … making sculptural self-portraits from recycled materials! Their sculptures have been covered in Modroc, ready for painting, and will be used as a starting point for their next visit to TSS, when they will be using Photoshop to create a very different digital portrait! Watch this space!

And the winners are.........Titus’ Torpedoes!

Congratulations to our youth team who took first place in the junior category this weekend. An amazing achievement by a group of pupils who had never been in a dragon boat up until a few weeks ago, we are very proud.

Pupils experienced Spanish culture first hand over May half term whilst visiting Madrid. The educational residential trip is organised to encourage our language pupils to use and practise their Spanish speaking skills whilst experiencing the culture of Spain. Lots of activities were planned over the 5 day trip, including a visit to Santiago Bernabeu football stadium, El Retiro park; one of the largest parks in the city. Pupils viewed the painting ‘Guernica’ by Picasso in the Reina Sofia Museum. Royalist fans took in the sights of the Royal Palace and our historians enjoyed a visit to the Temple of Debod, an ancient Egyptian temple that was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid.

The Year 7 athletics team competed in the annual Bradford Schools Games following the success of their indoor athletics season. After a gruelling day of athletics, spread across 8 events, the team deservedly came away with a bronze medal! Their medal was hard fought after some very tough competition. The event which took place in June at UAK, Keighley saw ten schools from across Bradford take part and our team competed with excellent positivity and confidence.