We have just been made aware of an adult trying to coax a young person into a car near Bear Street after school on Tuesday. Please see the full message below. Please remind your children about things such as not walking home from school alone and not speaking to strangers. We will reinforce these messages in form time tomorrow.
If you have any further information about this incident, please pass it on to us.
“Tuesday 30th October, my son was walking home from school with his sister and her friend when he was approached by a man in a yellow Fiat. He offered my son a lift which my son declined. He then offered him sweets to get in the car, my son declined. He then got out of his car and tried to grab my son. My son stood up for himself and ran with his sister and her friend.
They first saw the car parked on the dirt path that leads down to the lodge at the top of Bear St. The man then followed them, pulling up in front of my son while the girls were across the road stroking a lady’s dog. This is where the incident happened. After that my son then went across the road to get the girls and get home. The man got back into his car and sat there watching them walk away.
I informed the police as soon as they got home and told me. I have posted on social media already to warn parents so you may have already heard about it. I have also spoken with a representative at the Burnley express who will be running the story sometime this afternoon. I can’t express the importance of this information.”
Burnley Police posted an alarming Facebook message this morning about our school which has now been removed. The police mentioned fights and weapons in relation to Shuttleworth College. This post should have referred to ongoing community issues involving gangs around Burnley and Padiham. These issues do not originate in any way in our school. They are investigating fears there may be issues later tonight in the community.
This post has caused a flurry of social media posts and comments which I would urge you to ignore. I would also ask that you do not add any posts yourselves. These activities can generate unnecessary anxieties in the community.
It is business as usual at Shuttleworth College today. We will have additional staff outside school tonight and police to ensure a smooth end to the day. Please ensure your child goes straight home after school and is not hanging around in the area later on.
Mrs. R. England
As we get ready to break up for the summer holidays, please can we remind you that students are only allowed to wear ankle or knee socks next year – we do not allow students to wear trainer or over the thigh socks. Also, please be aware that elasticated tube skirts are not appropriate.
Please click here to view our suggested appropriate footwear.
You will all be aware that we were visited by OFSTED on 26-27th June for a full two day inspection. The timing was interesting as we had our 230 year 6 students in for transition week and the hottest days ever!
We have now had the full report through and would urge you to read it in full.
Click here to view the report.
You will be aware that Shuttleworth College is currently recruiting two parent Governors.
Since there have been more nominations than there are vacancies, we are required to hold an election. On the documents below there are statements from each candidate regarding the skills and experience they would bring to the Governing Body as well as a Ballot paper and Eligibility to Vote form. Please read the information prior to sending your vote. Each parent is entitled to one vote for their preferred candidate.
Ballot forms should be returned no later than 4pm Friday 13th July 2018.
Year 11 students who do not study Citizenship or Graphics can leave on Friday 15th June after the Physics exam at 10.30-11am. Graphics students are asked to stay for a revision session 11.30-12.30pm and then they can go home.
All Citizenship students have an exam Friday afternoon and then a revision session 2-3pm for their next exam on Monday.
Public Health England recently announced they have seen an increase in Measles outbreaks across the UK. This increase in circulation of the virus is mainly associated with travel to and from Europe where there are large ongoing Measles outbreaks.
Young people and adults aged 15 and over who missed out on MMR vaccine when they were younger and some under-vaccinated communities have been particularly affected.
We have now added a page that includes information on how to stay safe and how to identify symptoms of the virus, which you can see by clicking on the link below: