Dear Students and Parents of Sir John Thursby Community College
It is with sadness that I write to inform you that our Headteacher Mr Burton has received and accepted an offer to become the Headteacher of Canon Slade School, Bolton.
Mr Burton has led the SJT team to make this a good school where pupils make so much progress, where pupils grow and flourish, where everyone is cared for, and where everyone matters. We all owe Mr Burton so much for his kindness, expertise, enthusiasm and absolute dedication to all our students, staff and parents.
Mr Burton wrote in his application that he loved Sir John Thursby Community College, and how grateful he is for the hard work of so many people here.
We wish Mr Burton every success in his new role. However, the Governors are firmly committed to ensure that the success of SJT continues. They will be carrying out a rigorous recruitment process to ensure that an outstanding successor is appointed, and is someone who will hold the SJT community in their heart.
With best wishes
Chair of Governors
Please accept a warm welcome to our website from all students, staff, Governors, parents/carers, supporters and friends of the College.
Sir John Thursby Community College is a very successful, heavily oversubscribed 11-16 college with a staff team committed to providing the very best teaching and extra-curricular opportunities for all of our students.
As we welcome all students, staff, parents and supporters back for 2017, we reflect on our hugely successful 2016, the most successful year in the school's history.
Our students tell us that they are so grateful for the hard work they and their teachers put in to every year and it is that hard work that leads to success. Students popping back for a visit always ask us to tell our current students that if they follow the advice and guidance of our staff they will be successful. This message is even more appropriate than ever in 2017 as the new GCSE English and Maths courses have been made more challenging and will be examined this summer for the first time. It is essential that all students put everything they have into achieving the highest possible grade they can this summer as anyone who does not meet the government standard will have to resit these subjects until they do achieve the government standard. With all the lessons and dedicated time for English and Maths, this summer is your best opportunity.
Year 9 and 10 students will be aware that most other courses also now have more challenging content and exams. Year 7 and 8 students following the National Curriculum will be given excellent advice and guidance when it comes to GCSE options.
Please contact us if we can be of any help to you and come to see us in action.
Every day is open day at Sir John Thursby Community College.
Mr D Burton
Parent Forum: First Wednesday of every month at 9am at Sir John Thursby with the Headteacher, Mr Burton