About: Mr Davis

I am the history, ASDAN, Enterprise and curriculum co-ordinator for the school. I am also a year eleven form tutor and the leader of Beech house. I teach history to all of key stage three and also to those students who selected the subjects in key stage four. I have been a teacher for 16 years, 13 of them at Whitworth and the Oaks School. I really enjoy my job and love being a teacher. There is a real feeling of satisfaction when students in school develop new skills and knowledge and the pleasure I get when students pass thier exams is a fantastic feeling.

FBM hot news

The team has just won the category for the best prototype design so well done team but you could have looked a little bit happier about it!

FBM hot news

The Oaks team has just won an award for the best prototype design so a huge congratulations to you all, well done! They could have tried to look a little bit happier about it!

Future business magnates

Good luck to the Year 8  future business magnates team at tonight’s FBM finals, they’ve done a brilliant job so far in the competition with their presentation and their product, Kapopo recycling where people can win points and these are turned into prizes. Good luck.

Outdoor Fitness

Some pupils in Year 11 have enjoyed taking part in an outdoor fitness session run by Rob Proud today – everyone tried hard and had lots of fun!

                

Mock interviews

We had a brilliant day last Monday when the Year Ten students participated in some mock interviews.  The students performed brilliantly to meet employers from a range of different sectors ranging from construction, engineering to the Army.  The students did really well and the feedback they received was outstanding with many of them saying how much they had enjoyed it and how they felt it had really helped them to develop their self-confidence.   It will also help them next year when it is time to start applying for and attending college interviews.

         

First Aid

8G have been learning all about First Aid this term and have been developing their skills in bandaging, dealing with burns and scalds and also how to give CPR.  The students in the class have been working with pieces of equipment form the British Red Cross and have really enjoyed the lessons so far.  Well done 8G

  

Solutions for the Planet

Our intrepid key stage three Solutions for the Planet entrepreneurs have been working hard on our business plans for the competition last week and they have been making fantastic progress, supported by our business advisors from various companies.  The students are making excellent progress in creating their business plans and hopefully we will have some prototypes to look at soon.  The next stage of the competition is held at a local university where students will present their ideas, so fingers crossed, we get through to the next round.

    

CHAD afternoon tea.

It was a busy afternoon for the Year 11 students who held an afternoon networking tea party for local employers and businesses.  We had lots of visitors in school who talked to the students about their chosen career, with the students asking them a series of questions about the jobs.  It was a really good afternoon and the students had a great time finding out about different jobs.  Thank you very much to all the employers who came into school, it was very much appreciated.  

          

   

Visit from Northumbria Water

We had a visitor in school today from Northumbria Water who held an assembly to tell us all about what Northumbria Water do and how we can help make sure we all look after our water system.  Sophie Pickup who is our business advisor is in charge of human resources at Northumbria and is going to be working with school over the forthcoming years to help us to develop links with businesses and to engage with employers.  This is a very exciting time for the school as we attempt to gain our CEIAG excellence in education award.  The students were very interested to hear about the work Northumbria do and the number of miles of pipes they look after as well as some of the more disgusting things people put down their toilets. 

   

Arriva, Arrive

Today Arriva visited the CHAD group to discuss independent travel and careers in the transport industry. We had a short talk by Kevin and Dave from Arriva…

   

We then practised our independent travel skills…

   

   
  We enjoyed our journey…

   
       
  We thoroughly enjoyed our afteroon and can’t thank Arriva enough for their time.

Until next time.