RE: Weekly Newsletter
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Manchester attacks, at the Ariana Grande concert on 22ndMay 2017, we reflect on the world in which we live.
In recent times, the world has seen attacks: in schools; on public transport and as people move around in daily life. These times, as well as showing the worst in people, also highlight the best in mankind. People, from all walks of life, have put their safety and well-being aside, in acts of courage to save others. It is these we must remember too.
At Thistley Hough, we understand the complex world in which we live and the risks faced, all be them small. We feel it is our duty to safeguard our students, giving them crucial life skills and advice should the worst occur. It is for this reason that we will be continuing to practice lock down procedures and evacuations. We will also be educating students in the ‘Run, Hide, Share’ campaign. Details of which are available at:
The film advises those who get caught up in an incident to ‘run, hide and tell’ – guidance which can be applied to any place. We know that from case studies and real life testimony based on the experiences of people who have survived attacks the advice given in the film has saved lives.
Understandably, this subject can be emotive. Should you wish to discuss this topic, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Hodges or the Pastoral Team.
Mrs H Hodges
Senior Assistant Principal
Weekly Letter – Road Safety Launch
As I am sure you are aware, yesterday saw the launch of Thistley Hough Academy’s Road Safety Campaign #cutout, which is being widely covered by the media. This was a huge success and I was delighted with the ongoing support that we received from Local Authority members, Staffordshire Police, local businesses, and the community and friends of Thistley Hough Academy. We were honoured to be joined by The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of the City of Stoke-on-Trent, Councillor Ross Irving and Miss Christine Warren, who attended in support of our ongoing campaign.
Over the coming months we will be doing a range of activities within school and in the local community to continue raise awareness of road safety. I will of course keep you informed in our ongoing plight to keep our students safe and I would ask that you continue to support us in making our school and local community safer.
As referred to in my letter of last week, in order to gain an understanding of the current travel provision for our students and to help us understand how we can continue to make your journeys as safe as possible, we have an online survey that we would like you to complete. You can find a link to the survey on our website at Road Safety Survey
Once again, thank you for your continued support.
Launch of #Cutout Road Safety Campaign 2018
Further to our previous correspondence, I write with continued concern that a number of our students are still not exercising caution when crossing the roads around the Academy on their journeys to and from school.
Thistley Hough Academy continues to work closely with the Local Authority and Councillors to address ongoing concerns with regard to road safety around the Academy. The wellbeing of our students is paramount, and we are committed to ensuring that we do all we can to educate them with regard to keeping themselves safe when crossing the road. I am however, disappointed that a number of parents/carers are continuing to park on the pedestrian crossing and other restricted areas outside of the Academy.
As a result we will now be launching our own road safety initiative: #Cutout Road Safety Campaign 2018. This campaign will launch on Thursday 10thMay 2018 and will be prominent throughout the local area. We would appreciate your support in ensuring that we continue to make our roads as safe as possible.
In order to gain an understanding of the current travel provision for our students and to help us understand how we can continue to make your journeys as safe as possible, we have an online survey that we would like you to complete. You can find a link to the survey here: Thistley Hough Academy – Road Safety Campaign (PRE).
Whilst I am thankful to the vast majority of parents/carers who adhere to the restrictions in place, I again ask that all parents/carers use the lower car park drop off zone to ensure that we are all doing all that we can to ensure the safety of your children.
Thank you for your continued support.