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School News 2020/21

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19/07/2021

Charlie Quigley Yr.7 has creatively adapted one of the Shakespeare homework's to make a model of the Globe Theatre in the form of a beautiful cake.
Well Done Charlie and the rest of the Yr 7 group
And Mrs Worley especially said it was delicious!
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

15/07/2021

The afternoon sports begins again with a vigorous game of volleyball for our Y9 boys.....
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

 

 

 

 

 

15/07/2021

And we're off...….
Y9 Sports Day is in full swing starting with a ladies game of rounders whilst, the gents partake in a vigorous game of football.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

13/07/2021

We are delighted to announce that Caitlin Bowler has received the St Ralph Sherwin Pupil Award for 2020-21.
I'm sure you will all join us in saying a huge “Congratulations” to Caitlin.
The award recognises a pupil who does their best every day to act like our patron St Ralph Sherwin.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

13/07/2021

We are going to be running a competition over the next couple of weeks for pupils to design a new poster for our mission statement.
The winning design will be used for our form rooms, planners and the school website.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

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14/07/2021

Y9's have made and presented cheese straws as part of their end of year assessment in Food Preparation.

They look delicious!

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

‘Y10 students have been busy creating beautiful artwork at home when researching the artist M.C. Escher

Well done Y10 Art students’

Fantastic work!

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

30/06/2021

Y10's have been busy making some beautiful lemon meringue pies for their Food Preparation Practical Mock Exams.

Ruby has decorated hers with stunning piping, candied lemon rind and has double layered her tart with strawberry and lemon.

Fantastic work well done!

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

24/06/2021

Yesterday Mr Leitheiser and Mr Smith hosted another virtual lesson for Y6's transitioning to TeamSPH from September.
They did Drama & Music - creating their own rap song about space!
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

18/06/2021

This week has seen another successful virtual lesson for Y6's as part of their transitional programme into Y7 at TeamSPH.

PE held by Mr White and Miss Clarke

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

18/06/2021

Our Y10's have been making street food from around the world...
American
Korean
Indian
Looks delicious, well done!
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

17/06/2021

Our Y9's have been busy in Science with Miss Birkitt today.
Making slime to investigate the properties of polymers...
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

14/06/21

This morning our Y7 pupils have been participating in an online road safety session.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

14/06/21

In History lessons today Year 8 have been learning about how WW2 started.
They were able to look at artefacts from WW2 kindly sent into school from Phoebe Budgen’s grandfather.
Thank you Mr Berrisford for supporting the department.
Mrs Kernohan
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

11/06/21

Our Y7's have been working hard with Miss Dean on their Hundertwasser Clay Tiles this afternoon....
#TeamSPH #Togetheronthejourney

11/06/21

Congratulations to Ella on winning a school tie for the seesaw challenge to create this fantastic door sign for Miss Egan.
Beautiful well done!
#TeamSPH #Togetheronthejourney

09/06/21

It has begun....
Today saw the launch of our Y6 live lessons, part of the transitional journey we will make from Y6 to Y7 as part of TeamSPH!
More than 200 pupils engaged in our lesson, held by Mr Hack learning about Space in Spanish!!
#TeamSPH #Togetheronthejourney

02/06/2021

This June we are celebrating #Pride2021
When we say #TeamSPH, we really do mean everyone is part of our Team.
Be proud of who you are

 

 

 

28/05/2021

Our Class of 2021 you will be missed !!!!
#TeamSPH #TogetherontheJourney

28/05/21

A few lovely pictures from our Y11 Leavers assembly held as part of their last day....
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

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28/05/2021

And our Y11 story continues.....
#TeamSPH #Togetheronthejourney

 

28/05/2021

Our Y11's are sadly leaving us today, here are a few special moments they have shared so far.....
We will keep you updated, as the day unfolds.
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

27/05/2021

Our year nines took part in an experiment to determine the kinetic energy of balls of different masses. They calculated the KE through the equation 0.5 x mass x velocity(squared). Year 9 are 2 units into their GCSE and are progressing nicely!.
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

28/05/2021

Friday 28th May is a non-uniform day in support of Glossop Women’s refuge for women who have been suffering domestic violence.
Students are required to bring in £1 in support of this.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

25/05/2021

We are very busy here at SPH planning the first stage of the transition programme for our soon to be Year 7 students. Last week Mrs Urquhart was excited to meet more students and speaking to their Year 6 teachers.
This week we will be busy sorting the pupils form groups out – more information will be on the way over Half Term.
#TeamSPH #SRSFamily

25/05/2021

 

Here are some of our Art Department entries for the 'Heroes of Lockdown' stamp competition with Royal Mail. All Year 7 students were offered the opportunity to enter along with some of our Year 8 students.
We are very excited that we might have some winners in our entries!
Good Luck to everyone !
#TeamSPH

24/05/2021

 

Update as a result of your kind donations for a previous Non-Uniform Day
Dear St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy
On behalf of Glossop dale Foodbank, I would like to sincerely thank you for the generous donation of £372.99 which we received on the 4th May. This donation is very much appreciated and will help support local families and individuals in the Glossopdale area who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Please find attached a Certificate of Appreciation.
Glossopdale Foodbank
Many Thanks to you all!
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

21/05/2021

 

Y7's have been busy baking scones in food prep this week with Miss Jeacock
Looking delicious!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

21/05/2021

 

Virtual PE this week @ SPH

On Tuesday the Y7’s took part in a virtual football event. All pupils completed 4 challenges and results from the challenges will be compared with other schools.

#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

 

20/05/2021

 

We would now like to announce the winners of our Mental Health Awareness Fun Run.....
Year 8, Congratulations!!!
As a year group you have completed an amazing 2113 laps!!
You will be rewarded with a Non-Uniform Day tomorrow.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

18/05/2021

 

Our Y8's in Geography today have been studying about the polar explorer Ben Saunders and his adventures!

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

14/05/2021

 

Today to mark the end of Mental Health Awareness week we had an online drop in session from Glossop Arts Project. All students were involved and many said they found it beneficial. Harry & James in Year 8 said they really enjoyed the session and learnt some new drawing techniques.

Art therapy is an approach that involves the creative processes of art to improve one's life. For example, drawing, colouring, painting, doodling, and sculpting are all examples of art forms that can be used as a means of therapy.

https://glossopartsproject.org/

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14/05/2021

 

Art Lessons @ TeamSPH

Our Y11's have been working very hard this week towards their final grades.

Keep up the good work!

#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

14/05/2021

 

Non-uniform Day @ TeamSPH

Our students have been dressing down for Mental Health Week today, with donations totalling £338.98 going to The Bureau in Glossop.

Great Effort Everyone!

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

14/05/2021

 

This week the transition was started at #TeamSPH.
Mrs Urquhart has been speaking with pupils from a mixture of primary schools including Charlesworth, Mellor, St Charles, St Marys, All Saints & St Margaret's, Dinting and Whitfield Primary School.
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

13/05/2021

 

Today Mrs Urquhart visited All Saints & St Margaret's to meet Class 3 and to introduce herself to some of our future SPH students!
#SRSFamily

13/05/2021

 

A great turnout at Extra-Curricular Football this afternoon of Year 7 & 8 Students.

#TEAMSPH

12/05/2021

Mental Health Week @ TeamSPH
Today we have Ophelia from Kooth is going to be speaking to pupils at 2.30pm through MLTV (assembly) about wellbeing.
She will be running a question and answer session so please encourage students to submit them on the chat.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

12/05/2021

Our Y8's have been busy in their Drama lesson today studying 'The Terrible Fate Of Humpty Dumpty' a play based around peer pressure.
Reading the play as a group and acting out on stage!
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

 

 

12/05/2021

We have an excellent transition programme here at SPH. Mrs Urquhart was at St Mary's yesterday to introduce herself to our September Year 7s

#SRSFamily

 

11/05/2021

As part of our Mental Health Awareness Week
pupils have been colouring a tulip in and to display in their form windows.
Here are a few...
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

                                                                                              

 

11/05/2021

Today our Y11 Pupils have been busy in Food Preparation making custard creams.
Looking delicious!

#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

11/05/2021

Our Yr7 pupils have been busy running laps of the yard today in aid of Mental Health Awareness Week.
They will be competing against all other year groups and the winners will be rewarded with a non-uniform day!
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

11/05/2021

Celebrating Homework @ SPH

This term the Year 7 are studying Relationships in Shakespeare playscripts and Transcripts.

The students have been given project-based homework which allows them to explore all Shakespeare plays as they are able to decide which homework's to submit and they are encouraged to be as creative as possible.

Charlie Quigley submitted fantastic costume design for Peter Quince from A Midsummer Night's Dream and Cleopatra.

Esme Baddeley- Colman has presented her research into the background of Shakespeare as a newspaper

Lily Pickford and Frazer Carroll have designed DVD covers for the play we are studying

Well done to all the year 7 in their efforts

Mrs W

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

10/05/2021

Today marks the start of SPH Mental Health Awareness Week
Throughout this week we will be focusing on the five ways to well-being and the importance of nature and getting outside.
#TeamSPH #MentalHealthawarenessweek

10/05/2021

Our pupils have been testing soil PH in Science today because Miss Birkitt is struggling to grow her Lemon tree!
They have gathered several different types of soil and added water and indicator to show where on the PH scale the soil falls indicating whether it is acid or alkaline.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

05/05/2021

VIRTUAL FOOTBALL COMPETITION!
During PE lessons we are going to be completing a virtual football competition.
Results from the competition will be recorded and compared with other schools.
We will 'kick off' on Monday 10th May!
Keep checking in for regular updates.....
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

30/04/2021

We have a number of Extra-curricular lunch time clubs here at #TeamSPH and here is our new rota.
We encourage all students to take part in at least 1 activity as it provides many benefits such as learning a new skill or meeting new friends !

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28/04/2021

This week @ TeamSPH
Y10 have been baking homemade custard creams.
Looks delicious!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

 

27/04/2021

 

The latest edition of our St Ralph Sherwin Trust newsletter is out now!
Featuring good news stories from St Mary's Derby, St Mary's Marple Bridge, St John Haughton Ilkeston, St Philip Howard, All Saints and St Mary's New Mills.
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

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26/04/2021

 

Selected students from years 7 & 8 will be taking part in this years Maths Challenge. We would like to wish them lots of luck!
The Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute, multiple-choice competition aimed at students across the UK.
It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.
The problems on the Senior Mathematical Challenge are designed to make students think. Most are accessible, yet still challenge those with more experience.
Best of luck to you all from us all at Team SPH
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

22/04/2021

 

Glossop RUFC!

As a club we are always looking for ways to engage all children in sport, and therefore we are offering sessions, run by our coaches who are all DBS and safeguarded checked. Please see below for contact details.

#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

 

22/04/2021

01/04/2021

What a fantastic Youth Celebration ! Our Easter Egg Hunt and SPH Bingo was a real success raising over £550 for ‘Save the Children’ and ‘Once upon a Smile’. Thank you to everyone who took part !

01/04/2021

 

Here at SPH the staff and pupils are currently enjoying a virtual interactive game of Bingo!
Hosted by our glamorous duo...
#Togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

1st April 2021

 

We have a fun packed final day here at SPH, including the Liturgy, an Easter Egg hunt, Virtual Bingo and Non-uniform day.
We wish you all a Happy and Holy Easter from all at TeamSPH.
#Togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

31/03/2021

 

PSHE Day yesterday some of our students were busy litter picking as part of their community work !
#TeamSPH #Togetheronthejourney

31/03/2021

‘The SPH Science Department have been very busy this week judging the Y7 British Science Week competition. Here are the winners!’
They are from Martha, Logan, Evie, Frazer, Beth, Freya, Gracie and Harry
Congratulations to all all, excellent effort, well done!
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney
 

31/03/2021

 

Last Wednesday Year 7 and 8 students took part in the fourth 'For the Love of Reading' session. This time they read Dan Freedman's book 'Kick Off!' which follows Jamie Johnson's football journey as he makes his way from his School football team to playing in the Champion's League! Throughout this session there were students demonstrating Martial Arts and practising the same Football Drills which made Jamie a star!

Afterwards they met Dan Freedman in a live 'Meet the Author' webinar and were able to ask him questions to find out what it is like to write stories and publish books.

#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

31/03/2021

Last Wednesday Year 7 and 8 students took part in the fourth 'For the Love of Reading' session. This time they read Dan Freedman's book 'Kick Off!' which follows Jamie Johnson's football journey as he makes his way from his School football team to playing in the Champion's League! Throughout this session there were students demonstrating Martial Arts and practising the same Football Drills which made Jamie a star!
Afterwards they met Dan Freedman in a live 'Meet the Author' webinar and were able to ask him questions to find out what it is like to write stories and publish books.

 

31/03/2021

A reminder that tomorrow is Non-Uniform Day !
We are asking for £1 donations towards our chosen charity Once Upon a Smile.
 

30/03/2021

 

All our pupils have been out walking the longendale trail today as part of PSHE day, a beautiful day in the sunshine!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

PSHE Day at #TeamSPH
Our Y7 pupils have been busy brainstorming ideas of how we can improve our school environment.
#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

PSHE Day @ St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy
Year 8 pupils have been busy building tents and cooking outdoors!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

30/03/2021

Last week Year 8 have been busy creating The Stations of the Cross in clay ready for Year 6 students from Saint Marys Primary
@stmarysglossop
to paint.
Well done Year 8 and to all those involved at St Marys !

 

30/03/2021

PSHE Day @ Team SPH
Our Y11 pupils have been particpating in education based around domestic violence in relationships.

 

PSHE Day @ St Philip Howard Catholic Vouluntary Academy.
Pupils have been watching footage around drug and alcohol abuse.

 

30/03/2021

Thursday 1st April SPH Youth Celebration Day
Please purchase your raffle and bingo tickets in school before Thursday!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

 

   

 

31/03/2021

 

All year groups were offered the chance to prepare and present Beans on Toast challenge at home, here are some of the photos.
 

 

The winner of our beans on toast competition was...Y7 Megan Constantine, with her bunny toast. Well done Megan’
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

 

 

29th March 2021

Liturgy

Our liturgy will be during period 1 on Thursday 1st April, we aim to start this at around 9:10am

The theme of our liturgy is ‘Find Your Passion’ and we’ll be reflecting on what it means to be passionate about something.

A quote that will be shared as part of the liturgy:

“Passion is an emotion to be acted upon. Without action, passion yields no worthwhile results. Passion is the fuel in the fire of action. When you have passion for something, you love it even when you hate it”.

 

 

15th March 2021

#PE Six Nations Challenge
We are currently on 2032,61 miles of our 2100 target
Putting us now between Paris and Rome, we only have another 67.39 miles to go before Saturday!
Please log as many as you can so we can make in time for the games!

15th March 2021

Some of our Y8 pupils started off their back to school with veg curry.
Y10s first lesson was homemade sausage and egg muffins!
mmmmmmmmmm yum, yum

11th March 2021

The Glossop Chronicle ran the latest article detailing what the return to school has been like for our students, please click on the image to viw the full story.

11th March 2021

Our Year 10 Parents Evening will take place on 25th March on School Cloud.
Appointments will be available between 4-7pm using the online virtual system.
Appointment times will be 5 minutes and it will be an opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s subject teachers to discuss their learning.
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

9th March 2021

#TeamSPH PE Six Nations Challenge
A massive thankyou to everyone involved with the six nations challenge.
To date we have logged a total of 1,812.71 miles, putting us between Stade de France and Stadio Olimpico.
We only have another 287.29 miles to log and we have made it to our destination in plenty of time for a city break before the games begin!!!
Keep walking, logging and jogging and we will let you know when we have made it!!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

 

9th March 2021

A task set by our Food Preparation Department was excellently executed by our Y8 pupil Isabella Wright who re-created the front cover of a book using food items.
Looks fantastic Isabella, Well Done!

9th March 2021

During food tech lessons our Y8 pupils have been creating a character from a book out of food.
Barney Wood has made a fantastic character from Roald Dahls Esio Trot book 'Alfie the tortoise'.
Well done Barney, great effort!

9th March 2021

We would like to say....
A Great Big Thankyou to two children who have been going above and beyond during lockdown.
One of our Y9 pupils Kiera Urquhart and her younger brother Cameron have been up and out every morning @ 7am! for the past 2 weeks running miles to raise money in aid of 'give football a home'.
So far they have raised a staggering £1,169.00! and ran an impressive...
Kiera: 44.43km
Cameron: 42.52km
Fantastic achievement you two, well done!
If anyone would like to donate please do so through the link below:
https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/marathon-challenge

 

#TeamSPH #togetheronthejourney

 

9th March 2021

An update on our Inter-Generational Project!
Our key worker groups have been working towards a project for the elderly in the community to stimulate and support them in their care homes.
This week our groups spent their session planning themes for their project.
One of the groups have settled on a 60's theme, and another have decided to create a virtual disco atmosphere!
More to follow....

 

8th March 2021

Here we go again! 

A new challenge for you to welcome you all back to school. How much science can you fit onto a piece of A4 paper?

 

 

 

 

3rd March 2021

Join the Food Preparation Department at lunchtime from 12.30pm on Thursday 4th March for a cooking challenge, all year groups welcome!!

 

 

4th March 2021

Thank you to all those Students who joined the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ For the Love of Reading Session for World Book Day. Alice, The White Rabbit, The Mad Hatter and The Cheshire Cat enjoyed seeing you in Wonderland…
Unfortunately, the Queen of Hearts is still waiting to be ‘Off with their heads’!
We hope that all of our Year 7 and 8 Students enjoyed the session and this has enhanced a further love of reading!

 

3rd March 2021

World Book Day is this Thursday on March 4th. This year, we are celebrating the day virtually with lots of exciting events throughout the week!
On Thursday 4th March, the whole of Year 7 and Year 8 will join the English Department in a ‘For the Love of Reading’ session where they too can escape with Alice to Wonderland.

 

2nd March 2021

On Thursday afternoon, the English Department will be leading the third 'For the Love of Reading' session in the 'World Book Day Celebrations' Learning Space for all of Year 7 and Year 8!
We will all be dressing up in costumes to bring Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to life but we still need some narrators!
Does the role of narrator guiding Alice through this strange and surreal world filled with talking animals, a villainous Queen, a Mad Hatter and a Cheshire Cat sound like a part that your child would like to lead?
If so, please ask them to contact Miss Elliott so that they can be the key to unlocking the story for all!
The English Department.

 

26th February 2021

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While you may not be able to visit the School Library just yet, you can still access lots of fantastic audiobooks through the SPH Virtual Library. To access the Virtual Library, please visit the 'World Book Day Celebrations' Learning Space on the VLE and once there you will be able to click on any title which takes your interest and listen to it read aloud!

#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH                  

 

 

World Book Day is this Thursday on March 4th
 This year, we are celebrating the day virtually with lots of exciting events throughout the week!

 

26th February 2021

 

#TeamSPH Six Nations Challenge
So far we have ranked up an impressive... 838.26 miles!!
Meaning we have now travelled from
SPH to Murrayfield (Edinburgh- Scotland) at a total of 235 miles
then on to
Murrayfield (Edinburgh- Scotland) to Aviva stadium (Dublin- Ireland) at 290 miles
and we are now between
Aviva stadium (Dublin - Ireland) to Principality Stadium (Cardiff- Wales) at 290 miles!
Well done to you all, only another 212 miles to log and we are already half way there, let keep going and logging!
Remember, if planning on going a long distance you should be accompanied by an adult and be prepared with warm clothing and something to eat/drink.
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

25th February 2021

Please join Miss Cox for The SPH Weekly Reflection on ‘Forgiveness’ tomorrow at 8.45 on the ‘SPH Weekly Reflection’ Learning Space.

25th February 2021

 

Introducing our new Inter-Generational Project!

We are proud to announce that St Philip Howard will be the only Derbyshire school supporting this Comic Relief project for our elderly local residents.
As of the week beginning 22nd February our keyworker groups will work towards planning a full days activity to support and stimulate elderly people in local care homes and build Inter-Generational relationships.
One of our groups voted to base their Party theme on a MASQUERADE BALL.
We look forward to the next session with storyboards, plans and activities to discuss/vote on.
Good Luck and Enjoy, we look forward to briniging you regular updates as the weeks unfold!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

24th February 2021

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Click on the image to view all the Masked Reader video's on our Facebook page.....

 

SPH Masked Reader Number 4!

Which teacher is the owl?

Please check out the 'World Book Day Celebrations' Learning Space on the VLE where you can see all the videos so far as well as find out more about the World Book Day competitions and check out the SPH Virtual Library!!

#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

 

24th February 2021

 

PE Challenge     

The challenge is to walk, run and cycle, the distance from SPH to all of the six main Six Nations Rugby Stadiums.
Cardiff - Principality Stadium.
Dublin - Aviva Stadium.
Edinburgh - Murrayfield Stadium.
London - Twickenham.
Paris - Stade de France.
Rome - Stadio Olimpico.
Birmingham - Villa Park.
Brighton - Brighton Community Stadium
The total distance we have to travel is 2100 miles, before the 20th of March (when the Six Nations Championship ends).
Please again remember to log your daily distances/ exercise and submit to the VLE.
We will update you with progress soon!!

 

23rd February 2021

SPH Masked Reader number 3!
Who do you think is hiding behind the mask?
Don't forget the first person to correctly identify the teachers and send them to Miss Elliott on Thursday 4th March will win a prize!!
 

22nd February 2021

Here is another of our staff members reading from one of their favourite books,  The first person to work out which staff member is hiding behind the mask email it to Miss Elliott (melliott@sph.academy) on the 4th March will win a prize!
#TeamSPH Masked Reader Day Two.'
 

23rd February 2021

On Thursday 4th March we will be celebrating World Book Day 2021.
In celebration of this SPH staff are taking part in 'The #TeamSPH Masked Reader'.
Each day another member of staff will be heard reading from their favourite book. The first person to work out which staff members are hiding behind the masks and email it to Miss Elliott (melliott@sph.academy) on the 4th March will win a prize!
#TeamSPH Masked Reader Day One.'

 

21st February 2021

We have received The Pupil Premium Award from the Achievement for All organisation, which works with schools across the country to improve outcomes for all pupils.  This is in recognition of the work we are doing to improve outcomes for disadvantaged children.  The Glossop Chronicle covered the story, please click on the image of Mr Kays our Deputy Headteacher below, to read the full article.

              

 

 

12th February 2021

Our local newspaper the Glossop Chronicle shared our 'half term fun!' news this week please click below to view the full article....

12th February 2021

Our SPH Activity Trail is now live!!!!
Here are some sneak peak photos of what to expect.
We'd love to see photos of you on the trail. Please put your photos in the comments of this post or email them to info@sph.academy

Have Fun !!!!!

 

11th February 2021

SPH Parents, as we near the end of the week, we want to reflect on the success of this half term and
thank you for all of your hard work.
Below, are just some of the supportive comments we have received from you over the last few weeks and,
for this, we are truly thankful!
Without the support from our Parents, it would not be possible!

 

11th February 2021

 

SPH Community Activity Trail

We are very excited to share with you our SPH Community Activity Trail which has been undertaken by the keyworker pupils during this term to create a ‘Covid secure’ activity trail.
This is for the children of the Glossopdale area to enjoy this upcoming half term.
Starting last week we have had 60 pupils decorating pebbles to be used on the activity trail.
Please see the attached map that we have created for the children, along with the activities.
As set out on the map children are to follow the path to find the various stones and answer the questions about the stones.
Points to note:
1. The pebbles shouldn’t be moved or touched
2. Please only go on the trail in your family bubble
3. Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines
4. Have fun !
We hope that everyone has a very safe and restful half term and we would like to thank everyone for their support !

 

 

10th February 2021

Last week, SPH had a Trust visit to evaluate the Remote Learning Provision. Lessons were observed; Students were interviewed and Staff met with Trust Leaders.
Needless to say, all went extremely well and our Students, as always, made us extremely proud!
Here are just a few of the comments they made:

 

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Students are invited to take part in various events today as part of the Safer Internet Day 2021 promoting trust and reliability in the online world.

 

 

2nd February 2021

The students have had a fun afternoon today, painting and decorating their chosen stones.
These will become avaliable for everyone to view at your leisure over the February half term......more to be revealed soon......!

 

2nd February 2021

 

Daily Challenge

 

1st February 2021

 

https://youtu.be/PEShtD0vTzc

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21/01/2021

Buxton & Leek College has a range of online courses that are great for enhancing current skills, learning new ones and progressing with continued professional development.
We believe learning should be lifelong and want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to pick up new skills and enhance your CV.
You can check out the range of courses we have on offer here:
We also have 'learning for leisure' courses that are regularly updated. These are often short courses that focus on a particular skill such as British Sign Language. To find out more information about the variety of different learning opportunities for all our adult online learning we advise registering for our Adults Virtual Information Event which is taking place 5pm-7pm on Thursday 11th February.
You can register via our website here: Virtual Information Evening - Buxton & Leek College (blc.ac.uk)
We hope to see you at the event.

 

15/01/2021

  

Kooth offer fantastic digital mental health care. Available to all!
Creating a welcoming space for effective personalised digital mental health care.
Available to all. Join us.
We change lives for the better through increasing access to great mental health care.

 

15/01/2021

A great start to lockdown at #TeamSPH week 1 concludes with the following achieved:
* 310 live online lessons
* 5 Form/ Year Group online catch up meetings
* Safety and wellbeing calls made to every student
* Over 50 laptops distributed to help with home learning
* Completed one-2-one sessions with our most vulnerable students by our Pastoral team
* Completed over 150 Covid tests on site

Well done, keep up the great work. Onwards and Upwards!

 

14/01/2021

Don't forget to follow our Twitter page 'Wellbeing at #TeamSPH' !
@WBteamSPH
This page is here to help support you and provides lots of useful information along with advice and important support contacts.

 

14/01/2021

Thank you to Year 11 Parents for joining the Senior Leadership Team in a meeting about changes to GCSEs and BTECs this year. 70% attendance from the year group! Thank you for all of your support. We will continue to keep you updated as soon as we have further information.

14/01/2021

Update:
On this weeks PE #Teamsphchallenge
And we are off! on the first leg of our journey
After just 2 days we have had 62 pupils log 91 miles of exercise 

 

 

Well done everyone keep it up!!
#togetheronthejourney #TeamSPH

13/01/2021

For this weeks PE #Teamsphchallenge we are attempting to walk, run and cycle from Lands End (Cornwall) to John O'Groats (Scotland). Keep logging your activity throughout the week as we attempt to complete the 837 miles!!!
Well done to those who have already logged their miles, keep going!!

19/01/2021

 

      Yesterday #TeamSPH completed 62 live online lessons.
        We had over 200 pupils on a live PE workout lesson !!
          We had a whole year group on an online pupil and student catch up and in addition to this, on site               We carried out 80 student and staff Covid tests !!

 

                            Great work and well done!!!!!

 

08/01/21

Another amazing charity working hard despite the risks of current times to offer incredible support to our local families.
Bellies not Bins are offering a free packed lunch every Wednesday to ALL secondary school children.
Text your order through to Gill on 07549307720.
Lunches include a sandwich, crisps, chocolate, fruit and a can.
Please collect from Carmel Church, Station Road, Hadfield.
 

06/01/2021

17/12/2020

Baby Jesus arrives at #Teamsph and students and staff took part in a prayer to celebrate the true meaning behind the
festive season.

16/12/2020

The Chaplaincy Club have very kindly sent out Christmas cards to our local care home residents.

16/12/2020

It has been a very Christmassy day here at #TeamSPH!!
Students enjoyed their Christmas dinners then had the chance to watch an online pantomime !!

 

16/12/2020

 

Science Poem Competition Winners

Our Year 7 students recently took part in a Science poem competition.  We had lots of amazing entries and here are our class winners and overall winner!  

Congratulations!!!!

   overall winner!!!       

         

 

best presentation!!!

        

class winner !!!                                                    class winner!!!

 

 

 

class winner !!!                                       shortlisted entry!!!

   

 

15/12/2020

Today SPH has been packed full of fun activites in aid of our PSHE day
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      The day is aimed at developing pupils:
Faith
Leadership
Organisation
Resilience
Initiative
Communication
All of our students have been participating in various events including a walk on the Longendale trail, making hot chocolates on gas burners, perfecting the art of putting up tents and for the older students a careers talk from our careers advisor and a project brief including a business enterprise and well being discussion from our visitor Mr Corbally.
 
 

 

11/12/2020

                      
Happy Christmas Jumper Day!
Our students looked very festive and brought the Christmas spirit to SPH
The total raised is...£195.80

 

 

10/12/2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Our St Ralph sherwin Trust would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021!
If you look closely, you will see one of our Year 7 students card was the competition winner to be on our Trust's E-Card this year.

 

 

10/12/2020

#TeamSPH joined together with schools across the nation for @CAFOD’s Light of the World assembly. It’s important to take time to reflect on how we can spread the light of Christ during advent.

11/12/2020

 

Year 8's have been getting into the Christmas spirit and writing short stories to send to the residents at our local nursing homes.

10/12/2020

These are the elements of our students character that we will be focusing on developing throughout the school year. Tuesday 15th will be a PSHE focus day of work, where we will focusing on developing ‘FLORIC character’ with bespoke projects relevant to each students year group.

 

 


08/12/2020

Year 7 have been busy in Food Technology making these delicious looking Christmas themed cakes.....     

 

08/12/2020

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30/11/2020

SPH Science Competition Poem Competition 2020!

The science department are feeling festive,

they’re gathered around their Christmas tree.

They would like you to write a science Christmas poem, 

to put on social media for all to see! ???

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27/11/2020

The Royal Exchange Theatre Young Company recruitment is currently live!

 

It offers training for performers, writers and theatre makers (directors, technicians and theatre makers) for young people aged 14-21.

 

For more information about the Royal Exchange Young Company, have a look at our website here: 
Main Page – https://www.royalexchange.co.uk/young-company

 

If you would like to get involved, click on the link below.
YOUNG COMPANY SIGN UP TYPEFORM – https://rxtheatre.typeform.com/to/lbISDFBs
As an alternative for people who cannot fully commit to the year of Young Company we also have something called Young Collective, which is a membership that allows members to book onto weekly online workshops and week-long project through school half terms and holidays.
Young Collective – https://www.royalexchange.co.uk/young-company-collective

      

 

 

 

24/11/2020

        

have launched a new initiative at SPH today aimed at recycling old and broken pens. A red box has been placed in every classroom for these pens to be collected and then recycled. 
 
All money raised from recycling these pens will go to Year 8's chosen charity, Ellie's Fund:
Ellie's Story by her Mum - Heather. In March 2007 Ellie, then aged 11, was diagnosed with a grade 4 Glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumour. The Doctors expected her to survive for between 6 and 12 months.
 
This pupil-led initiative demonstrates leadership, progressive-thinking and philanthropy which follows the Year 8 SPHartan philosophy!
 

24/11/2020

The Learning Support Department have recently completed a new classroom display. Staff and pupils were asked to create a self-portrait for our new portrait gallery. Amazing work!!!

24/11/2020

The Chaplaincy club are helping the homeless and asking for donations of hats and gloves. Please take any donations to Mrs Birkitt or Mrs Hulley.

 

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20/11/2020

 

 

 

This year more than ever we have witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge.
We are all a piece of the puzzle, and together we are united against bullying !!

           

 

19/11/2020

 

We are proud to share that two of our pupils have thoughtfully been making their own face coverings to sell and raise money for a charity based in Kenya. This will contribute towards much needed food and PPE.
These can be purchased for a bargain price of £2.50!    Well done girls!!!!!
 
 

18/11/2020

 

Update!

A massive thankyou to everyone who donated to our Children In Need we raised an impressive total of:

 

17/11/2020

Our lunchtime extra-curricular activities timetable has now been updated with lots of opportunities for our students to further their involvement in subjects or sports they enjoy.

 

13/11/2020

This week to mark the start of anti-bullying week we have asked the pupils to wear odd socks to school. As always they have embraced the opportunity to express themselves in celebrating their uniqueness and address the fact that when it comes to bullying CHANGE STARTS WITH US!
Throughout the week we will be encouraging the pupils to take part in different activities focused around anti-bullying!

                    

13/11/2020                                                                                                                                                                       

The pupils and staff really enjoyed non-unform day in aid of Children in Need and our virtual duck race was a huge success!

                        

 

09/11/2020
A St Ralph Sherwin Art Challenge was set for students across our Trust to produce artwork that could be picked to feature in an upcoming Trust music video !!
Here are 2 great entries into the challenge- Well Done !

                  

 

                    

#TeamSPH Student Achievement

 

We are delighted to announce that one of our Year 9 students Alisha Palmowski has finished the shortened Championship Season in second place (out of 28) and is therefore the 2020 Junior DRS100 (Daniel Ricciardo Series UK) Vice Champion!
Alisha is booked to enter the Ginetta Junior Scholarship at the end of November, where the successful driver (out of approx. 60 entrants) wins a fully funded season racing these cars as a support series alongside the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) which is aired on live TV.
Good luck Alisha!
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19/10/2020 

 

Head Girl & Head Boy

 

We would like to say a BIG Congratulations to Dominic and Caitlin in Year 11 who have been appointed as Head Boy and Head Girl for the year 2020 – 2021. They will be supported by Leo and Emily whom have been appointed as their deputies.
All of those who applied can take pride in being pupils who younger students aspire to be like and who contribute a lot to both the school and local community.

 

 

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#TeamSPH #TogetherontheJourney

 

 

#TeamSPH Virtual Open Evening 2020

 

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Macmillan Cake Sale

 

This Friday 25th September we will be having cake sales within year group bubbles to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. We are asking pupils to if possible bring in shop bought cakes that are still in their packaging which we will then sell at breaktime. Unfortunately we are unable to sell homemade cakes at this time. If your child would like to purchase a cake for this worthy cause we ask that they bring change so as to avoid money being passed back and forth.
Please can all cake donations be taken to Miss Egan in room 3.
https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 Glossop Chronicle ran the below article following a very successful online meeting headed by Mrs Morris with our prospective Year 7 parents. 
Please click on the image to read the full article.

 

 

 

GCSE Press Release 2020

 

This year’s results were the best the school has ever achieved and this was no surprise either!  The school has gone from strength to strength, from the point of the school’s academisation in 2015, right through to present day.  The Class of 2020 were the first year group to be a part of the reformed school, known as, ‘St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy’ and, shortly after, the academy joined the St Ralph Sherwin Multi Academy Trust.  It was throughout this period, that our journey to success was paved and improvements over time meant we were prepared for our expected Ofsted visit in the academic year of 2019-2020.  The achievement of this year group had already been foretold and, we held great confidence in the Class of 2020’s success.
 
Throughout their time at TeamSPH, the Class of 2020 were predicted excellent progress and attainment scores and, they certainly delivered.  The average grade in this year group, across the different subject areas was a grade 5.  As expected, the vast majority of students achieved a grade 4 in English and Maths and, a significant proportion achieved the very highest grades (grades 7-9).
 
The students that made the most progress in the year group were Lara Milward and Jacob Perry- so much so, that in many subjects, they even exceeded their target grades.  The highest attaining Students that achieved the greatest number of 7-9 grades across all of the different subject areas were Ella Davies (10 grades 7-9), Sophie Parker (9 grades 7-9), Louis Taylor (9 grades 7-9), Daniel Pickford (7 grades 7-9),and Alex Snape (6 grade 9s).  These final two students were also the second highest for progress in the year group too.
 
We are truly pleased that Students can celebrate the victory of their learning journey at St Philip Howard and look forward to hearing about their continued journey to success in the future.  We wish them the very best of luck.  They will certainly be missed!