Testwood Sports College replaces Ian Appleton as head with

Struggling school replaces head

Struggling school replaces head

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A SCHOOL branded inadequate by Ofsted has replaced its head teacher with immediate effect.

Testwood Sports College received a damning report by inspectors who visited the school at the end of last year.

Ian Appleton, who had led the school for more than ten years, spoke to the Daily Echo following the inspection publication in March.

He said he was committed to staying at the school until his retirement at the end of the current academic year and explained the changes that were already under way to improve standards and attainment of pupils.

But this week Mr Appleton has been dramatically replaced by new head teacher Jenny Pitman.

According to minutes from the last governors’ meeting, Mrs Pitman was due to take up her post in September.

But she has been installed this week, with students and parents being informed and advised to leave any cards for Mr Appleton at reception.

It comes after a follow-up visit from Ofsted inspectors judged the action plan school leaders had put together to pull itself out of special measures, as “not fit for purpose”.

The letter from inspector Sarah Hubbard criticised the lack of timescales included in the plan and levelled criticism of the senior leadership team and governors. She said: “Senior leaders do not have enough rigour in their approach to improving the academy. They are not applying high enough standards when they evaluate what they do.”

Of the school governors, the inspector said: “They have not shown sufficient urgency or initiative in developing the skills needed to drive the rapid changes required.”

The Daily Echo contacted Testwood to speak to Mrs Pitman to clarify whether Mr Appleton has been asked to step down or whether he had voluntarily handed in his resignation following the latest visit by inspectors.

Mrs Pitman declined to be interviewed, but in a statement said: “I am delighted to be given a ‘head start’ at Testwood.

“Staff and students have been very welcoming and we are now conducting a Teaching and Learning review this week as part of our Rapid Improvement Plan.”

The statement added that Mr Appleton had “kindly stepped aside” to allow Mrs Pitman to implement improvements “at the pace that the Department of Education requires.”

Chairman of governors John Lawrence also issued a statement which said: “Mr Appleton’s departure was a shock for many of the students, staff and parents but not unexpected in the circumstances.”

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6:51am Mon 19 May 14

Vix1 says...

Oh no, you can't pinch Mrs Pitman!! Romsey school has lost a wonderful teacher. My daughter will miss her!
Oh no, you can't pinch Mrs Pitman!! Romsey school has lost a wonderful teacher. My daughter will miss her! Vix1
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8:24am Mon 19 May 14

solomum says...

Vix1 wrote:
Oh no, you can't pinch Mrs Pitman!! Romsey school has lost a wonderful teacher. My daughter will miss her!
That is a good recommendation for the Testwood parents.
[quote][p][bold]Vix1[/bold] wrote: Oh no, you can't pinch Mrs Pitman!! Romsey school has lost a wonderful teacher. My daughter will miss her![/p][/quote]That is a good recommendation for the Testwood parents. solomum
  • Score: 6

8:25am Mon 19 May 14

S Pance says...

Anyone who'd listened to Appleton's plans would have realised this would be the outcome.

The Governors have sat on their hands for too long as it was apparent ages ago that the school was in decline. If it was obvious to me (An outsider) then why couldn't the Governors see it?

Appleton was IMHO, an arrogant man who refused to admit he was wrong. The Governors fell for his clever spiel and worshipped the guy.

The Governing Body should be sacked and replaced with a younger, forward thinking body who are not afraid to shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry.
Anyone who'd listened to Appleton's plans would have realised this would be the outcome. The Governors have sat on their hands for too long as it was apparent ages ago that the school was in decline. If it was obvious to me (An outsider) then why couldn't the Governors see it? Appleton was IMHO, an arrogant man who refused to admit he was wrong. The Governors fell for his clever spiel and worshipped the guy. The Governing Body should be sacked and replaced with a younger, forward thinking body who are not afraid to shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry. S Pance
  • Score: -12

10:26am Mon 19 May 14

tony1kinobe says...

Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic!
Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it.
Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job.
Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method.
I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly.
A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results.
Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.
Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic! Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it. Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job. Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method. I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly. A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results. Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application. tony1kinobe
  • Score: 13

10:28am Mon 19 May 14

tony1kinobe says...

tony1kinobe wrote:
Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic!
Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it.
Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job.
Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method.
I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly.
A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results.
Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.
Sorry this was a response to reader S Pance.
[quote][p][bold]tony1kinobe[/bold] wrote: Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic! Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it. Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job. Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method. I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly. A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results. Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.[/p][/quote]Sorry this was a response to reader S Pance. tony1kinobe
  • Score: 1

10:32am Mon 19 May 14

Lone Ranger. says...

tony1kinobe wrote:
tony1kinobe wrote:
Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic!
Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it.
Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job.
Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method.
I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly.
A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results.
Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.
Sorry this was a response to reader S Pance.
It appears that you have noticed his posts before .... not only on this school but many other topics ......
.
You may well have noticed ... but been to polite to say ....... S Pance is all mouth ..... and no substance
[quote][p][bold]tony1kinobe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tony1kinobe[/bold] wrote: Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic! Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it. Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job. Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method. I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly. A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results. Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.[/p][/quote]Sorry this was a response to reader S Pance.[/p][/quote]It appears that you have noticed his posts before .... not only on this school but many other topics ...... . You may well have noticed ... but been to polite to say ....... S Pance is all mouth ..... and no substance Lone Ranger.
  • Score: 1

1:10pm Mon 19 May 14

S Pance says...

I don't have to 'be involved' day-to-day to have a viewpoint. I am still a stakeholder in the school as are the rest of the public. My views are based on my children's time at the school and his response to me and other parents when things go wrong.

it's interesting to note that Ofsted appear to hold the same opinion as me, more or less. Surely that tells you something?
I don't have to 'be involved' day-to-day to have a viewpoint. I am still a stakeholder in the school as are the rest of the public. My views are based on my children's time at the school and his response to me and other parents when things go wrong. it's interesting to note that Ofsted appear to hold the same opinion as me, more or less. Surely that tells you something? S Pance
  • Score: 1

1:12pm Mon 19 May 14

S Pance says...

tony1kinobe wrote:
Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic!
Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it.
Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job.
Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method.
I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly.
A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results.
Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.
Oh, and one of the roles of a Governor is to challenge the school and the headteacher (Just looked it up) so indeed to shout when the headteacher isn't getting results.
[quote][p][bold]tony1kinobe[/bold] wrote: Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic! Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it. Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job. Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method. I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly. A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results. Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.[/p][/quote]Oh, and one of the roles of a Governor is to challenge the school and the headteacher (Just looked it up) so indeed to shout when the headteacher isn't getting results. S Pance
  • Score: 1

1:41pm Mon 19 May 14

tony1kinobe says...

S Pance wrote:
tony1kinobe wrote:
Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic!
Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it.
Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job.
Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method.
I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly.
A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results.
Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.
Oh, and one of the roles of a Governor is to challenge the school and the headteacher (Just looked it up) so indeed to shout when the headteacher isn't getting results.
I would have thought that if you were a governor then shouting at the Head is counter productive - I would have thought that 'challenging' in this context would mean addressing the issues together and coming up with a robust plan. Which is something that the outgoing Head did. Goal posts were changed by the government and everyone in the school was caught on the hop but I'm sure that with the help of the present governors and the DfE, the new Head can fulfill her promises and get the School back out of special measures.
Any thoughts of helping out as a governor yourself then? You seem to know what the School needs. Maybe it could do with someone like you 'challenging' it.
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tony1kinobe[/bold] wrote: Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic! Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it. Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job. Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method. I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly. A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results. Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.[/p][/quote]Oh, and one of the roles of a Governor is to challenge the school and the headteacher (Just looked it up) so indeed to shout when the headteacher isn't getting results.[/p][/quote]I would have thought that if you were a governor then shouting at the Head is counter productive - I would have thought that 'challenging' in this context would mean addressing the issues together and coming up with a robust plan. Which is something that the outgoing Head did. Goal posts were changed by the government and everyone in the school was caught on the hop but I'm sure that with the help of the present governors and the DfE, the new Head can fulfill her promises and get the School back out of special measures. Any thoughts of helping out as a governor yourself then? You seem to know what the School needs. Maybe it could do with someone like you 'challenging' it. tony1kinobe
  • Score: 2

2:53pm Mon 19 May 14

Holly the Dog says...

I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced
I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced Holly the Dog
  • Score: 7

5:35pm Mon 19 May 14

Vix1 says...

Holly the Dog, if anyone can make a difference on their own Mrs Pitman will. She has a real heart for students and is more than happy to listen and take on board parents concerns and suggestions. You're children will be in good hands! If you feel things can be done that aren't being done, then tell her!
Holly the Dog, if anyone can make a difference on their own Mrs Pitman will. She has a real heart for students and is more than happy to listen and take on board parents concerns and suggestions. You're children will be in good hands! If you feel things can be done that aren't being done, then tell her! Vix1
  • Score: 5

5:36pm Mon 19 May 14

Vix1 says...

Sorry "your children", that will teach me to do 2 jobs at once... lol!!
Sorry "your children", that will teach me to do 2 jobs at once... lol!! Vix1
  • Score: 1

8:48pm Mon 19 May 14

Uhuh honey says...

I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood. Uhuh honey
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Mon 19 May 14

car driver says...

Well done Mrs Pitman as a former teacher there she is fully aware of the standards that are to be expected it states in the school prospectus an item on hair no mention of extensions being allowed so well done start as you mean to go on .As a former member of staff at Testwood I was delighted to hear of MrsPitmans promotion to headship, a truly remarkable teacher whose main concerns and priorities are the pupils .If anyone can turn around Testwood she can and will and will suffer no fools along her journey but parents you also will need to support your cherubs and abide by her standards .Testwood has suffered for many years from negative reports but no one ever supports the positive work it has done under the leadership of Mr Appleton .I wish him well in his retirement and full support Mrs Pitman you deserve the support now to turn this all around .
Well done Mrs Pitman as a former teacher there she is fully aware of the standards that are to be expected it states in the school prospectus an item on hair no mention of extensions being allowed so well done start as you mean to go on .As a former member of staff at Testwood I was delighted to hear of MrsPitmans promotion to headship, a truly remarkable teacher whose main concerns and priorities are the pupils .If anyone can turn around Testwood she can and will and will suffer no fools along her journey but parents you also will need to support your cherubs and abide by her standards .Testwood has suffered for many years from negative reports but no one ever supports the positive work it has done under the leadership of Mr Appleton .I wish him well in his retirement and full support Mrs Pitman you deserve the support now to turn this all around . car driver
  • Score: 10

10:35pm Mon 19 May 14

Peters567 says...

tony1kinobe wrote:
S Pance wrote:
tony1kinobe wrote:
Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic!
Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it.
Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job.
Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method.
I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly.
A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results.
Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.
Oh, and one of the roles of a Governor is to challenge the school and the headteacher (Just looked it up) so indeed to shout when the headteacher isn't getting results.
I would have thought that if you were a governor then shouting at the Head is counter productive - I would have thought that 'challenging' in this context would mean addressing the issues together and coming up with a robust plan. Which is something that the outgoing Head did. Goal posts were changed by the government and everyone in the school was caught on the hop but I'm sure that with the help of the present governors and the DfE, the new Head can fulfill her promises and get the School back out of special measures.
Any thoughts of helping out as a governor yourself then? You seem to know what the School needs. Maybe it could do with someone like you 'challenging' it.
as spance says Governors have to "challenge" the head teacher and school leaders. coming up with a plan comes under "support"; it's not "challenge".

if "challenge" involves shouting at the head teacher when they fail to do their job properly then good, in my book.

you must remember that governors appoint the head teacher so are effectively the head teachers boss.
[quote][p][bold]tony1kinobe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tony1kinobe[/bold] wrote: Hey - you sound as though you know what you're doing and education just might be your thing - fantastic! Seeing that you are aware of the School and it’s past then as a fellow parent with a child at the School; can I ask why you don't volunteer to become a governor at the school and 'shout at the Head Teacher if things go awry' ? You sound as though you’d be good at it. Though I do imagine that being a governor can't be easy as most are volunteers who hold down normal day jobs and elect to try to help out where they can and take a part in their community. I can imagine that all of the older governors who have nothing better to do than preside over which Wurthers Original to suck on next would be happy to move over and give up their valued retirement time to a new wave of a 'younger forward thinking governor'. That could be you! Maybe this new wave would consist of parents who can discard their other life of work, children sorting, house hold chores etc and they would be in and out of the school gates dictating to experience educationalists how they should be doing their job. Go on - give it a go - if I recall then you've been very critical of the school in the past via this site so maybe it's your chance to try. I'm sure the new Head would welcome your views especially if you try to put your views across by shouting which you seem to think would be a good method. I’m happy to see a new Head appointed and I’m very hopeful that they will be able to iron out the weaknesses and the shortfalls that has been highlighted quickly with fairness and empathy to all. The proof will be in the pudding as they say and if the governors have got the new appointment right, the School will be showing good results quickly. A point to note; whilst you have always made no secret of your distain for the outgoing Head, were the processes he implemented after the School was put into special measures successful? You won’t know until this year 11’s exam results are published. If he had got it right then for those who took their GCSE’s this time round there should be a marked improvement upon last years results. Sit back down you little jumped up twerp (IMHO) and hold your tongue until then – in the meantime, I believe that if you were to contact the Chair of Governors you might be able to enquire if there are any governor vacancies and put in an application.[/p][/quote]Oh, and one of the roles of a Governor is to challenge the school and the headteacher (Just looked it up) so indeed to shout when the headteacher isn't getting results.[/p][/quote]I would have thought that if you were a governor then shouting at the Head is counter productive - I would have thought that 'challenging' in this context would mean addressing the issues together and coming up with a robust plan. Which is something that the outgoing Head did. Goal posts were changed by the government and everyone in the school was caught on the hop but I'm sure that with the help of the present governors and the DfE, the new Head can fulfill her promises and get the School back out of special measures. Any thoughts of helping out as a governor yourself then? You seem to know what the School needs. Maybe it could do with someone like you 'challenging' it.[/p][/quote]as spance says Governors have to "challenge" the head teacher and school leaders. coming up with a plan comes under "support"; it's not "challenge". if "challenge" involves shouting at the head teacher when they fail to do their job properly then good, in my book. you must remember that governors appoint the head teacher so are effectively the head teachers boss. Peters567
  • Score: 1

10:39pm Mon 19 May 14

Peters567 says...

Holly the Dog wrote:
I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced
exactly.

so far they have failed to come up with a plan so maybe the governors and remaining leaders should be replaced?
[quote][p][bold]Holly the Dog[/bold] wrote: I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced[/p][/quote]exactly. so far they have failed to come up with a plan so maybe the governors and remaining leaders should be replaced? Peters567
  • Score: 0

10:43pm Mon 19 May 14

Peters567 says...

Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
there will be a settling in period where she stamps her authority on the school and pupils get used to the 'new way'.

appleton should have had behaviour under control but as we know he failed in this respect.

ms pitman is merely re-dressing the balance. things WILL get better after a term or two, i promise.
[quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]there will be a settling in period where she stamps her authority on the school and pupils get used to the 'new way'. appleton should have had behaviour under control but as we know he failed in this respect. ms pitman is merely re-dressing the balance. things WILL get better after a term or two, i promise. Peters567
  • Score: 6

9:40am Tue 20 May 14

Vince83 says...

amazing teacher who always gets results hence my A in french. Has high standards and believes in discipline which never did me any harm. Good luck to her in the new role and i am sure the school will soon find its way out of the decline that has been seen over the last 10 years
amazing teacher who always gets results hence my A in french. Has high standards and believes in discipline which never did me any harm. Good luck to her in the new role and i am sure the school will soon find its way out of the decline that has been seen over the last 10 years Vince83
  • Score: 4

11:29am Tue 20 May 14

ohhhh i'm so cool as usual says...

As a pupil from testwood sports college. I am disappointed that Mr Appleton left without any notice or saying goodbye to his old pupils. Mrs pitman seems quite nice but does seem a bit strict but it does seem that she will get the school out of special measures when we had an Ofsted inspection in November. Hopefully due to the new rules she will induce will help get on the road get at least a good report from Ofsted overall next time.
As a pupil from testwood sports college. I am disappointed that Mr Appleton left without any notice or saying goodbye to his old pupils. Mrs pitman seems quite nice but does seem a bit strict but it does seem that she will get the school out of special measures when we had an Ofsted inspection in November. Hopefully due to the new rules she will induce will help get on the road get at least a good report from Ofsted overall next time. ohhhh i'm so cool as usual
  • Score: 2

5:40pm Tue 20 May 14

yeahokay says...

Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.
[quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical. yeahokay
  • Score: -1

6:03pm Tue 20 May 14

car driver says...

yeahokay wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.
Rules are there and a learning curve for future employment maybe that's where it all started Ya But No But I dos as I like get a grip one chance and one chance only knuckle down stop moaning and do what you are supposed to do in school learn and abide by rules. Obviously you do what you want and moan about it elsewhere .Testwood will change and for the better with guidance and rules they where there before but as always when I was there certain pupils chose to ignore them and stopped the pupils who wanted to learn from doing so .They have excellent caring teachers Mrs Merriman Now Jenkins also went the extra mile ,Mr Jenkins ,Mrs Merry just to name a few .back your new head she will back you all the way not only in teaching but she cares about her pupils 200%.Mr Appleton shouldn't be compared you will never move on with tale we could say he did things different from the previous head who again cared about her students .I for one can quote she was on site some evenings passed 22;30 I for one can quote the caretaker would unlock to allow her to go home ,one doesn't always see what goes on behind the scenes .
[quote][p][bold]yeahokay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.[/p][/quote]Rules are there and a learning curve for future employment maybe that's where it all started Ya But No But I dos as I like get a grip one chance and one chance only knuckle down stop moaning and do what you are supposed to do in school learn and abide by rules. Obviously you do what you want and moan about it elsewhere .Testwood will change and for the better with guidance and rules they where there before but as always when I was there certain pupils chose to ignore them and stopped the pupils who wanted to learn from doing so .They have excellent caring teachers Mrs Merriman Now Jenkins also went the extra mile ,Mr Jenkins ,Mrs Merry just to name a few .back your new head she will back you all the way not only in teaching but she cares about her pupils 200%.Mr Appleton shouldn't be compared you will never move on with tale we could say he did things different from the previous head who again cared about her students .I for one can quote she was on site some evenings passed 22;30 I for one can quote the caretaker would unlock to allow her to go home ,one doesn't always see what goes on behind the scenes . car driver
  • Score: 2

6:33pm Tue 20 May 14

Uhuh honey says...

yeahokay wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.
Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss.
[quote][p][bold]yeahokay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss. Uhuh honey
  • Score: 1

7:13pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

I have been a pupil at Testwood Sports College for nearly 5 years now and I am proud to say that my years have been the most enjoyable with Mr Appleton as our head. The last week of school after Mr Appleton's departure and the arrival of 'Jenny Pitman' has quite honestly been the most miserable and frustrating week of my entire time at Testwood Sports College. As I'm currently in the middle of my GCSE's the change of rules and regulations has been most disturbing to not only my progress in learning but also my attitude towards the school. As I understand the school had not been previously producing the best results on record, but the school was producing results none the less, and despite the Ofsted report to claim the school as 'inadequate' the school was overall an enjoyable place to learn. Throughout my 5 years I had been treated with the utmost respect from Mr Appleton who had supported me throughout my struggles and my previous exams. Not once have I spoke to Mrs Pitman nor had any support or encouragement from her before or after my just passed exams. I'm sure Mrs Pitman will do well redeeming the schools reputation however Ian Appleton was not the problem with our school. The school will forever and always be 'inadequate' not due to the teachers or the facilities but due to the students that attend. Majority of students at Testwood Sports College have a negative attitude towards learning and do not thrive to succeed in core departments. This cannot be changed and will forever remain the same. I am also disgusted by the lack of integrity shown by the governors and Ofsted in this situation. I think it is appalling to abruptly dismiss Mr Appleton 1 short month before the year ends. After his many years at Testwood I feel he deserves much more respect and should not have been judged so drastically by people that also have done nothing what so ever to improve the school. Mr Appleton has been made to feel unwanted and unappreciated by people that should know better. Us year 11 students have not had the opportunity to thank him for all he has done for us in the last 5 years and have not yet been given the chance to. He might not have done an amazing job with our school but he sure as hell tried his hardest and truly cared about the students.
I have been a pupil at Testwood Sports College for nearly 5 years now and I am proud to say that my years have been the most enjoyable with Mr Appleton as our head. The last week of school after Mr Appleton's departure and the arrival of 'Jenny Pitman' has quite honestly been the most miserable and frustrating week of my entire time at Testwood Sports College. As I'm currently in the middle of my GCSE's the change of rules and regulations has been most disturbing to not only my progress in learning but also my attitude towards the school. As I understand the school had not been previously producing the best results on record, but the school was producing results none the less, and despite the Ofsted report to claim the school as 'inadequate' the school was overall an enjoyable place to learn. Throughout my 5 years I had been treated with the utmost respect from Mr Appleton who had supported me throughout my struggles and my previous exams. Not once have I spoke to Mrs Pitman nor had any support or encouragement from her before or after my just passed exams. I'm sure Mrs Pitman will do well redeeming the schools reputation however Ian Appleton was not the problem with our school. The school will forever and always be 'inadequate' not due to the teachers or the facilities but due to the students that attend. Majority of students at Testwood Sports College have a negative attitude towards learning and do not thrive to succeed in core departments. This cannot be changed and will forever remain the same. I am also disgusted by the lack of integrity shown by the governors and Ofsted in this situation. I think it is appalling to abruptly dismiss Mr Appleton 1 short month before the year ends. After his many years at Testwood I feel he deserves much more respect and should not have been judged so drastically by people that also have done nothing what so ever to improve the school. Mr Appleton has been made to feel unwanted and unappreciated by people that should know better. Us year 11 students have not had the opportunity to thank him for all he has done for us in the last 5 years and have not yet been given the chance to. He might not have done an amazing job with our school but he sure as hell tried his hardest and truly cared about the students. Teamappleton
  • Score: 9

7:32pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really. Teamappleton
  • Score: 3

8:08pm Tue 20 May 14

car driver says...

Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
[quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station . car driver
  • Score: 3

8:35pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.
[quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .[/p][/quote]And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then. Teamappleton
  • Score: 2

8:49pm Tue 20 May 14

car driver says...

Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.
"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)
[quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .[/p][/quote]And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.[/p][/quote]"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .) car driver
  • Score: -1

8:57pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.
"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)
That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.
[quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .[/p][/quote]And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.[/p][/quote]"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)[/p][/quote]That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet. Teamappleton
  • Score: 2

10:02pm Tue 20 May 14

Jammymum says...

As a parent of a current year 11 pupil, in my opinion Testwood has to a certain extent failed in the education of my child. Yes it is time for a major shake up, discipline leaves a lot to be desired, some of the teachers have passed the sell buy date, and not necessarily by age either and I'm sure the governing body also has weaknesses, however the timing of Mr Appletons departure was poor. Year 11 are just starting to take exams, stability is needed and a friendly face, not a new head who has come in trying to prove a point from day 1 and my child tells me stated she has no intention of getting to know any of the year 11 pupils by name, probably because she wants to get 'rid' and move forward with the future and not the past. Why they couldn't have waited a few weeks, Mr Appleton was retiring anyway and the pupils feel cheated that they didn't get the chance to say a proper goodbye.
As a parent of a current year 11 pupil, in my opinion Testwood has to a certain extent failed in the education of my child. Yes it is time for a major shake up, discipline leaves a lot to be desired, some of the teachers have passed the sell buy date, and not necessarily by age either and I'm sure the governing body also has weaknesses, however the timing of Mr Appletons departure was poor. Year 11 are just starting to take exams, stability is needed and a friendly face, not a new head who has come in trying to prove a point from day 1 and my child tells me stated she has no intention of getting to know any of the year 11 pupils by name, probably because she wants to get 'rid' and move forward with the future and not the past. Why they couldn't have waited a few weeks, Mr Appleton was retiring anyway and the pupils feel cheated that they didn't get the chance to say a proper goodbye. Jammymum
  • Score: 3

10:03pm Tue 20 May 14

car driver says...

Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.
"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)
That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.
Baa Humbug what a sad day
[quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .[/p][/quote]And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.[/p][/quote]"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)[/p][/quote]That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.[/p][/quote]Baa Humbug what a sad day car driver
  • Score: -1

10:08pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.
"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)
That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.
Baa Humbug what a sad day
Literally embarrassing
[quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .[/p][/quote]And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.[/p][/quote]"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)[/p][/quote]That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.[/p][/quote]Baa Humbug what a sad day[/p][/quote]Literally embarrassing Teamappleton
  • Score: 4

10:18pm Tue 20 May 14

car driver says...

Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.
"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)
That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.
Baa Humbug what a sad day
Literally embarrassing
Good night and Good Luck to the new head a superb teacher and Romsey schools loss Dr Skinner would have been very proud of her.
[quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .[/p][/quote]And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.[/p][/quote]"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)[/p][/quote]That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.[/p][/quote]Baa Humbug what a sad day[/p][/quote]Literally embarrassing[/p][/quote]Good night and Good Luck to the new head a superb teacher and Romsey schools loss Dr Skinner would have been very proud of her. car driver
  • Score: 2

10:32pm Tue 20 May 14

MrApplebottonjeans says...

Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON
Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON MrApplebottonjeans
  • Score: 2

10:34pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
car driver wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.
grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .
And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.
"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)
That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.
Baa Humbug what a sad day
Literally embarrassing
Good night and Good Luck to the new head a superb teacher and Romsey schools loss Dr Skinner would have been very proud of her.
Good night and good luck with whatever it is that you do in life (other than arguing with children under the anonymous username 'car driver') Bye now
[quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: If Mrs Pitmans's first step to improve the so incredibly 'inadequate' school is to overheat students by forbidding the removal of jumpers then I think that sums it all up really.[/p][/quote]grow up rules are made to be adhered too heaven help you on the job front if you wear a suit and tie .Blazers once had to be worn teachers earn the right to wear suitable appropriate clothing as a sign of their intelligence gaining a double degree wear your jeans and t shirts and hair extensions obviously unsuitable for the teaching profession I rest my case come back in 10 years and pass your comments then .Learn by what you are taught it starts on the spoon you cant buy it you cant rent it or watch it on a dvd or on a p-lay station .[/p][/quote]And you're a fine example of these extremely appropriate and necessary rules on the spoon of education are you? Clearly not seeing as I (a pupil from an inadequate school lead by an inadequate head) obtain better punctuational skills than you and understand the use of capital letters. I rest my case, come back in 10 years time and pass your comments then.[/p][/quote]"Oh sorry" correction marks gain a house point "Well done you, just testing" "Yes if you read my previous points I have admiration for several members of staff at Testwood School as it was known in my time spent there under two head teachers. The school is known for its good work but several moaners and parents and children who don't want to conform always will criticise when there are failings you had a choice move schools or speak when things are failing you there is support for you out there .Don't just complain after the event and blame others.(EG.as you have done above .)[/p][/quote]That is totally irrelevant to what I am complaining about. It's also very hypocritical for you to tell me not to complain when you yourself are complaining about my complaints (EG.as you have done above.) you have you're opinions and I have mine and as an experienced adult I would like to think you have something more productive to do than to argue with a school pupil over the internet.[/p][/quote]Baa Humbug what a sad day[/p][/quote]Literally embarrassing[/p][/quote]Good night and Good Luck to the new head a superb teacher and Romsey schools loss Dr Skinner would have been very proud of her.[/p][/quote]Good night and good luck with whatever it is that you do in life (other than arguing with children under the anonymous username 'car driver') Bye now Teamappleton
  • Score: 2

10:43pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

MrApplebottonjeans wrote:
Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON
#TEAMAPPLETON
[quote][p][bold]MrApplebottonjeans[/bold] wrote: Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON[/p][/quote]#TEAMAPPLETON Teamappleton
  • Score: 1

10:53pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

Never know what you've got until it's gone
Never know what you've got until it's gone Teamappleton
  • Score: 2

10:54pm Tue 20 May 14

Teamappleton says...

We love you Ian xxx
We love you Ian xxx Teamappleton
  • Score: 3

12:09am Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

Holly the Dog wrote:
I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced
The Action Plan was Mr Appleton along with the SLT. I might add NOT Mrs Pitmans. Ofsted rejected the initial plan over minor issues.. The DfE have accepted Mrs Pitmans Plans. That is why pressure was applied on the Governors to ask Mr Appleton to allow Mrs Pitman to implement her plan ASAP. Mr Appleton has been asked to come to the Year 11 Prom and Presentation Evening - it's his cohort. The comments about her not caring about Year 11 are just not true.and taken completely out of context. It's amazing the rumours, half truths and outright lies that some are putting up on this website.
[quote][p][bold]Holly the Dog[/bold] wrote: I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced[/p][/quote]The Action Plan was Mr Appleton along with the SLT. I might add NOT Mrs Pitmans. Ofsted rejected the initial plan over minor issues.. The DfE have accepted Mrs Pitmans Plans. That is why pressure was applied on the Governors to ask Mr Appleton to allow Mrs Pitman to implement her plan ASAP. Mr Appleton has been asked to come to the Year 11 Prom and Presentation Evening - it's his cohort. The comments about her not caring about Year 11 are just not true.and taken completely out of context. It's amazing the rumours, half truths and outright lies that some are putting up on this website. totton_lad
  • Score: 2

12:20am Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

Peters567 wrote:
Holly the Dog wrote:
I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced
exactly.

so far they have failed to come up with a plan so maybe the governors and remaining leaders should be replaced?
Can I correct you, Mr Appleton Plan along with the SLT was the one 'rejected'.by Ofsted Mrs Pitman's plan was accepted by the DfE the day after Mr Appleton gracelessly stepped aside. He was aware of the pressure that the DfE was putting on him and the Governors and for the good of the students in all years allowed Mrs Pitman to take over as Head to implement her Rapid Improvement Plan. A lot of nonsense has been put up here by 'people' who have no knowledge of what has happened over the past months at TSC.
[quote][p][bold]Peters567[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Holly the Dog[/bold] wrote: I have 2 children at Testwood and whilst I welcome a new Head surely this will not be enough if as reported by the DE that the action plan devised by senior leaders was not fit for purpose. If none of them can come up with a suitable plan then all the school leaders should be replaced[/p][/quote]exactly. so far they have failed to come up with a plan so maybe the governors and remaining leaders should be replaced?[/p][/quote]Can I correct you, Mr Appleton Plan along with the SLT was the one 'rejected'.by Ofsted Mrs Pitman's plan was accepted by the DfE the day after Mr Appleton gracelessly stepped aside. He was aware of the pressure that the DfE was putting on him and the Governors and for the good of the students in all years allowed Mrs Pitman to take over as Head to implement her Rapid Improvement Plan. A lot of nonsense has been put up here by 'people' who have no knowledge of what has happened over the past months at TSC. totton_lad
  • Score: 2

12:51am Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

Uhuh honey wrote:
yeahokay wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.
Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss.
Can I correct another error, the school has never had an outstanding report from Ofsted. The highest was Good, Another correction, Mr Appleton made the decision along with Mrs Merry back last June/July to retire at the end of the academic year in August. Not sure who 'you and me' are, I can assure you he was not forced into anything, other than pressure by the DfE on him and the Governors that any plan had to be done 'at a pace' The school couldn't tread water between April til end of July because the Head Designate, who was only selected in late March, couldn't implement her Rapid Action Plan approved by the DfE. Mr Appleton is a gentleman, very private and proud, and you should be proud for what he has done for you - remember you are his cohort,.honour him by getting the best results you can and lets prove to Ofsted and the DfE that the student at TSC are the best.

Another error, there are no extra or new 'strict' rules. I would refer you to the school website were you can see the photos and description of the school uniform, Can I remind you that it was the Ofsted Inspector who pointed out the inconsistencies in the standards of school dress and this long before Mrs Pitman , Mr Appleton sent out a letter, and it's still on the website now, referring to the school 'uniform' You are aware what the word uniform means?

I believe Mr Appleton summed learning up some time ago in one word 'attitude' this can be interpreted in two way - good and bad!! Whats yours?
[quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yeahokay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss.[/p][/quote]Can I correct another error, the school has never had an outstanding report from Ofsted. The highest was Good, Another correction, Mr Appleton made the decision along with Mrs Merry back last June/July to retire at the end of the academic year in August. Not sure who 'you and me' are, I can assure you he was not forced into anything, other than pressure by the DfE on him and the Governors that any plan had to be done 'at a pace' The school couldn't tread water between April til end of July because the Head Designate, who was only selected in late March, couldn't implement her Rapid Action Plan approved by the DfE. Mr Appleton is a gentleman, very private and proud, and you should be proud for what he has done for you - remember you are his cohort,.honour him by getting the best results you can and lets prove to Ofsted and the DfE that the student at TSC are the best. Another error, there are no extra or new 'strict' rules. I would refer you to the school website were you can see the photos and description of the school uniform, Can I remind you that it was the Ofsted Inspector who pointed out the inconsistencies in the standards of school dress and this long before Mrs Pitman , Mr Appleton sent out a letter, and it's still on the website now, referring to the school 'uniform' You are aware what the word uniform means? I believe Mr Appleton summed learning up some time ago in one word 'attitude' this can be interpreted in two way - good and bad!! Whats yours? totton_lad
  • Score: 0

1:09am Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

MrApplebottonjeans wrote:
Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON
Would like to be able to get you and some others from Y11 at a pupil panel at TSC before the end of exams? It's very easy to say things anonymously, but you are way out on your facts - can I suggest you speak to the Staff who were at TSC when she was a Teacher and Head of Department? Can you explain what major changes you are talking about? If it's the uniform there is no change, just going back to what has been for a number of years. Can I suggest you read Mr Appleton last letter from April about the school uniform, maybe have a look at the photos and the description as to what 'uniform' is on the school website?. Oh, and by the way what does the word uniform mean? Methinks this student need to learn a lesson or two before you spout off and claim human rights - don't forget responsibility comes with rights. Can I also remind you that marks can be lost in your GCSE's for SPAG!!

#TEAMTESTWOOD
[quote][p][bold]MrApplebottonjeans[/bold] wrote: Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON[/p][/quote]Would like to be able to get you and some others from Y11 at a pupil panel at TSC before the end of exams? It's very easy to say things anonymously, but you are way out on your facts - can I suggest you speak to the Staff who were at TSC when she was a Teacher and Head of Department? Can you explain what major changes you are talking about? If it's the uniform there is no change, just going back to what has been for a number of years. Can I suggest you read Mr Appleton last letter from April about the school uniform, maybe have a look at the photos and the description as to what 'uniform' is on the school website?. Oh, and by the way what does the word uniform mean? Methinks this student need to learn a lesson or two before you spout off and claim human rights - don't forget responsibility comes with rights. Can I also remind you that marks can be lost in your GCSE's for SPAG!! #TEAMTESTWOOD totton_lad
  • Score: 2

1:10am Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

ohhhh i'm so cool as usual wrote:
As a pupil from testwood sports college. I am disappointed that Mr Appleton left without any notice or saying goodbye to his old pupils. Mrs pitman seems quite nice but does seem a bit strict but it does seem that she will get the school out of special measures when we had an Ofsted inspection in November. Hopefully due to the new rules she will induce will help get on the road get at least a good report from Ofsted overall next time.
What new rules?
[quote][p][bold]ohhhh i'm so cool as usual[/bold] wrote: As a pupil from testwood sports college. I am disappointed that Mr Appleton left without any notice or saying goodbye to his old pupils. Mrs pitman seems quite nice but does seem a bit strict but it does seem that she will get the school out of special measures when we had an Ofsted inspection in November. Hopefully due to the new rules she will induce will help get on the road get at least a good report from Ofsted overall next time.[/p][/quote]What new rules? totton_lad
  • Score: 0

7:38am Wed 21 May 14

Teamappleton says...

totton_lad wrote:
MrApplebottonjeans wrote:
Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON
Would like to be able to get you and some others from Y11 at a pupil panel at TSC before the end of exams? It's very easy to say things anonymously, but you are way out on your facts - can I suggest you speak to the Staff who were at TSC when she was a Teacher and Head of Department? Can you explain what major changes you are talking about? If it's the uniform there is no change, just going back to what has been for a number of years. Can I suggest you read Mr Appleton last letter from April about the school uniform, maybe have a look at the photos and the description as to what 'uniform' is on the school website?. Oh, and by the way what does the word uniform mean? Methinks this student need to learn a lesson or two before you spout off and claim human rights - don't forget responsibility comes with rights. Can I also remind you that marks can be lost in your GCSE's for SPAG!!

#TEAMTESTWOOD
Methinks that you are also commenting anonymously and are way out of your facts. As students we are experiencing these changes first hand and know what we are talking about. The changes in uniform so pointlessly in the last month are causing unnecessary disruption to almost all of the year 11's during their exams. Mrs Pitman feels it's appropriate to permit the library only for years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Year 11 have been told several times that they cannot study in the library for their upcoming exams. This is simply outrageous and not acceptable. Mrs Pitman and the governors have also decided to prolong our stay at Testwood, disallowing us the opportunity for study leave. This again is simply outrageous as us year 11 students have been given nowhere but a noisy, crowded class room to revise in. We are fully aware that responsibility comes with rights. But in this case our rights are being stripped from us in a time we need them most.
[quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrApplebottonjeans[/bold] wrote: Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON[/p][/quote]Would like to be able to get you and some others from Y11 at a pupil panel at TSC before the end of exams? It's very easy to say things anonymously, but you are way out on your facts - can I suggest you speak to the Staff who were at TSC when she was a Teacher and Head of Department? Can you explain what major changes you are talking about? If it's the uniform there is no change, just going back to what has been for a number of years. Can I suggest you read Mr Appleton last letter from April about the school uniform, maybe have a look at the photos and the description as to what 'uniform' is on the school website?. Oh, and by the way what does the word uniform mean? Methinks this student need to learn a lesson or two before you spout off and claim human rights - don't forget responsibility comes with rights. Can I also remind you that marks can be lost in your GCSE's for SPAG!! #TEAMTESTWOOD[/p][/quote]Methinks that you are also commenting anonymously and are way out of your facts. As students we are experiencing these changes first hand and know what we are talking about. The changes in uniform so pointlessly in the last month are causing unnecessary disruption to almost all of the year 11's during their exams. Mrs Pitman feels it's appropriate to permit the library only for years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Year 11 have been told several times that they cannot study in the library for their upcoming exams. This is simply outrageous and not acceptable. Mrs Pitman and the governors have also decided to prolong our stay at Testwood, disallowing us the opportunity for study leave. This again is simply outrageous as us year 11 students have been given nowhere but a noisy, crowded class room to revise in. We are fully aware that responsibility comes with rights. But in this case our rights are being stripped from us in a time we need them most. Teamappleton
  • Score: 0

2:53pm Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

We are both anonymous which were the problem starts. I can assure you the facts quoted are true, and as stated I would like the opportunity to meet you face to face - which I could easily arrange? I know what was said at the Assembly on Monday morning the 12th!! I was there! I also know the details of Mrs Pitman's Rapid Improvement Plan! No one has prolonged your stay at TSC, you can all leave as soon as the last exam has finished. You might be interested to know why this has happened - it's been abused in the past by previous Year 11's. We are well aware a small minority have just stayed at home and played on their xbox or other device, or sat around playing on Facebook (this is easy to trace as entries are time stamped!) Study leave is to STUDY. Maybe you would have, but unfortunately many other don't. Perhaps you have a sensible answer to this 'problem'? Your 'right' is to be educated and you have the responsibility to carry that out..Don't blame the school or Staff try looking where your other three fingers are when you point at others? Many schools no longer permit study leave for the same reasons, and I suspect many more will join as more pressure is applied from our masters above (if your not sure it starts at Mr Gove and his department - the Dept. for Education) As stated elsewhere there is NO change in the uniform, we all have to conform to the policies - you can see them for yourself on the school website they have been there for years, and I might add in Mr Appleton's letter to you all - dated 3rd April - Can you please read before you make silly comments about change. These have all come about because the standard of dress has dropped over the past two years and was picked up not only by Ofsted on their two visits, but by the DfE Inspectors on their two visits as well, the most recent on the 9th May the same day Mr Appleton left!! Please don't jump at rumours or gossip it will not help you in your adult life. My last bit of friendly advice is be very careful on social media or other website were you assume you are anonymous but the whole world can see your 'Attitude' QED
We are both anonymous which were the problem starts. I can assure you the facts quoted are true, and as stated I would like the opportunity to meet you face to face - which I could easily arrange? I know what was said at the Assembly on Monday morning the 12th!! I was there! I also know the details of Mrs Pitman's Rapid Improvement Plan! No one has prolonged your stay at TSC, you can all leave as soon as the last exam has finished. You might be interested to know why this has happened - it's been abused in the past by previous Year 11's. We are well aware a small minority have just stayed at home and played on their xbox or other device, or sat around playing on Facebook (this is easy to trace as entries are time stamped!) Study leave is to STUDY. Maybe you would have, but unfortunately many other don't. Perhaps you have a sensible answer to this 'problem'? Your 'right' is to be educated and you have the responsibility to carry that out..Don't blame the school or Staff try looking where your other three fingers are when you point at others? Many schools no longer permit study leave for the same reasons, and I suspect many more will join as more pressure is applied from our masters above (if your not sure it starts at Mr Gove and his department - the Dept. for Education) As stated elsewhere there is NO change in the uniform, we all have to conform to the policies - you can see them for yourself on the school website they have been there for years, and I might add in Mr Appleton's letter to you all - dated 3rd April - Can you please read before you make silly comments about change. These have all come about because the standard of dress has dropped over the past two years and was picked up not only by Ofsted on their two visits, but by the DfE Inspectors on their two visits as well, the most recent on the 9th May the same day Mr Appleton left!! Please don't jump at rumours or gossip it will not help you in your adult life. My last bit of friendly advice is be very careful on social media or other website were you assume you are anonymous but the whole world can see your 'Attitude' QED totton_lad
  • Score: 1

3:18pm Wed 21 May 14

car driver says...

totton_lad wrote:
We are both anonymous which were the problem starts. I can assure you the facts quoted are true, and as stated I would like the opportunity to meet you face to face - which I could easily arrange? I know what was said at the Assembly on Monday morning the 12th!! I was there! I also know the details of Mrs Pitman's Rapid Improvement Plan! No one has prolonged your stay at TSC, you can all leave as soon as the last exam has finished. You might be interested to know why this has happened - it's been abused in the past by previous Year 11's. We are well aware a small minority have just stayed at home and played on their xbox or other device, or sat around playing on Facebook (this is easy to trace as entries are time stamped!) Study leave is to STUDY. Maybe you would have, but unfortunately many other don't. Perhaps you have a sensible answer to this 'problem'? Your 'right' is to be educated and you have the responsibility to carry that out..Don't blame the school or Staff try looking where your other three fingers are when you point at others? Many schools no longer permit study leave for the same reasons, and I suspect many more will join as more pressure is applied from our masters above (if your not sure it starts at Mr Gove and his department - the Dept. for Education) As stated elsewhere there is NO change in the uniform, we all have to conform to the policies - you can see them for yourself on the school website they have been there for years, and I might add in Mr Appleton's letter to you all - dated 3rd April - Can you please read before you make silly comments about change. These have all come about because the standard of dress has dropped over the past two years and was picked up not only by Ofsted on their two visits, but by the DfE Inspectors on their two visits as well, the most recent on the 9th May the same day Mr Appleton left!! Please don't jump at rumours or gossip it will not help you in your adult life. My last bit of friendly advice is be very careful on social media or other website were you assume you are anonymous but the whole world can see your 'Attitude' QED
A well written factual report what more can we say rules where broken standards dropped by others then blame who ever we all have choices and some make the right ones .
[quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: We are both anonymous which were the problem starts. I can assure you the facts quoted are true, and as stated I would like the opportunity to meet you face to face - which I could easily arrange? I know what was said at the Assembly on Monday morning the 12th!! I was there! I also know the details of Mrs Pitman's Rapid Improvement Plan! No one has prolonged your stay at TSC, you can all leave as soon as the last exam has finished. You might be interested to know why this has happened - it's been abused in the past by previous Year 11's. We are well aware a small minority have just stayed at home and played on their xbox or other device, or sat around playing on Facebook (this is easy to trace as entries are time stamped!) Study leave is to STUDY. Maybe you would have, but unfortunately many other don't. Perhaps you have a sensible answer to this 'problem'? Your 'right' is to be educated and you have the responsibility to carry that out..Don't blame the school or Staff try looking where your other three fingers are when you point at others? Many schools no longer permit study leave for the same reasons, and I suspect many more will join as more pressure is applied from our masters above (if your not sure it starts at Mr Gove and his department - the Dept. for Education) As stated elsewhere there is NO change in the uniform, we all have to conform to the policies - you can see them for yourself on the school website they have been there for years, and I might add in Mr Appleton's letter to you all - dated 3rd April - Can you please read before you make silly comments about change. These have all come about because the standard of dress has dropped over the past two years and was picked up not only by Ofsted on their two visits, but by the DfE Inspectors on their two visits as well, the most recent on the 9th May the same day Mr Appleton left!! Please don't jump at rumours or gossip it will not help you in your adult life. My last bit of friendly advice is be very careful on social media or other website were you assume you are anonymous but the whole world can see your 'Attitude' QED[/p][/quote]A well written factual report what more can we say rules where broken standards dropped by others then blame who ever we all have choices and some make the right ones . car driver
  • Score: 2

3:18pm Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

Teamappleton wrote:
totton_lad wrote:
MrApplebottonjeans wrote:
Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON
Would like to be able to get you and some others from Y11 at a pupil panel at TSC before the end of exams? It's very easy to say things anonymously, but you are way out on your facts - can I suggest you speak to the Staff who were at TSC when she was a Teacher and Head of Department? Can you explain what major changes you are talking about? If it's the uniform there is no change, just going back to what has been for a number of years. Can I suggest you read Mr Appleton last letter from April about the school uniform, maybe have a look at the photos and the description as to what 'uniform' is on the school website?. Oh, and by the way what does the word uniform mean? Methinks this student need to learn a lesson or two before you spout off and claim human rights - don't forget responsibility comes with rights. Can I also remind you that marks can be lost in your GCSE's for SPAG!!

#TEAMTESTWOOD
Methinks that you are also commenting anonymously and are way out of your facts. As students we are experiencing these changes first hand and know what we are talking about. The changes in uniform so pointlessly in the last month are causing unnecessary disruption to almost all of the year 11's during their exams. Mrs Pitman feels it's appropriate to permit the library only for years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Year 11 have been told several times that they cannot study in the library for their upcoming exams. This is simply outrageous and not acceptable. Mrs Pitman and the governors have also decided to prolong our stay at Testwood, disallowing us the opportunity for study leave. This again is simply outrageous as us year 11 students have been given nowhere but a noisy, crowded class room to revise in. We are fully aware that responsibility comes with rights. But in this case our rights are being stripped from us in a time we need them most.
I forgot to add what you said in your original post .'the school is getting worse' can I ask from when as Mrs Pitman only started last week! Your comment 'Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly.' Answer NO the data that the Ofsted inspectors make their judgements on is not based on one year. The RoL data shows a trend over several years - go and speak to Mrs Merry, Mr Swettenham, Mr Murphy, Mr Brailey or Mr Shipsides or in your case ask Mr Ward? I can now rest my case
[quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrApplebottonjeans[/bold] wrote: Oh lord this ex testwood teacher needs to learn a lesson or two. Seems as though they're still stuck in the era with the cane. Lighten up. School is not all about discipline. We should be treated with respect and equality. Mrs pitman can't stroll in and make these drastic changes In the most important time of our school education. People are forgetting that school is also a place you're meant to feel comfortable and be able to find yourself, in my opinion, that is shared with he majority of year 11's, this school is getting worse. Mrs pitman may believe these changes are approprate to changing the school, and maybe she's just doing what she's been told by ofsted, but no one knows better about what needs to be improved then the pupils themselves as they are the ones who experience the school and have a first hand view. Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly. If Mrs pitman really took a look at this school and didn't spend so long kissing ofsteds **** she would realise that the schools inadequacy is purely because of the rubbish teachers who put in no effort and the disgusting attitude of the pupils. Mrs pitman will not be accepted by the year 11's and my final comment is #TEAMAPPLETON[/p][/quote]Would like to be able to get you and some others from Y11 at a pupil panel at TSC before the end of exams? It's very easy to say things anonymously, but you are way out on your facts - can I suggest you speak to the Staff who were at TSC when she was a Teacher and Head of Department? Can you explain what major changes you are talking about? If it's the uniform there is no change, just going back to what has been for a number of years. Can I suggest you read Mr Appleton last letter from April about the school uniform, maybe have a look at the photos and the description as to what 'uniform' is on the school website?. Oh, and by the way what does the word uniform mean? Methinks this student need to learn a lesson or two before you spout off and claim human rights - don't forget responsibility comes with rights. Can I also remind you that marks can be lost in your GCSE's for SPAG!! #TEAMTESTWOOD[/p][/quote]Methinks that you are also commenting anonymously and are way out of your facts. As students we are experiencing these changes first hand and know what we are talking about. The changes in uniform so pointlessly in the last month are causing unnecessary disruption to almost all of the year 11's during their exams. Mrs Pitman feels it's appropriate to permit the library only for years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Year 11 have been told several times that they cannot study in the library for their upcoming exams. This is simply outrageous and not acceptable. Mrs Pitman and the governors have also decided to prolong our stay at Testwood, disallowing us the opportunity for study leave. This again is simply outrageous as us year 11 students have been given nowhere but a noisy, crowded class room to revise in. We are fully aware that responsibility comes with rights. But in this case our rights are being stripped from us in a time we need them most.[/p][/quote]I forgot to add what you said in your original post .'the school is getting worse' can I ask from when as Mrs Pitman only started last week! Your comment 'Our inadequate report was based purely on our poor results that were an anomaly.' Answer NO the data that the Ofsted inspectors make their judgements on is not based on one year. The RoL data shows a trend over several years - go and speak to Mrs Merry, Mr Swettenham, Mr Murphy, Mr Brailey or Mr Shipsides or in your case ask Mr Ward? I can now rest my case totton_lad
  • Score: 1

3:40pm Wed 21 May 14

Uhuh honey says...

totton_lad wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
yeahokay wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.
Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss.
Can I correct another error, the school has never had an outstanding report from Ofsted. The highest was Good, Another correction, Mr Appleton made the decision along with Mrs Merry back last June/July to retire at the end of the academic year in August. Not sure who 'you and me' are, I can assure you he was not forced into anything, other than pressure by the DfE on him and the Governors that any plan had to be done 'at a pace' The school couldn't tread water between April til end of July because the Head Designate, who was only selected in late March, couldn't implement her Rapid Action Plan approved by the DfE. Mr Appleton is a gentleman, very private and proud, and you should be proud for what he has done for you - remember you are his cohort,.honour him by getting the best results you can and lets prove to Ofsted and the DfE that the student at TSC are the best.

Another error, there are no extra or new 'strict' rules. I would refer you to the school website were you can see the photos and description of the school uniform, Can I remind you that it was the Ofsted Inspector who pointed out the inconsistencies in the standards of school dress and this long before Mrs Pitman , Mr Appleton sent out a letter, and it's still on the website now, referring to the school 'uniform' You are aware what the word uniform means?

I believe Mr Appleton summed learning up some time ago in one word 'attitude' this can be interpreted in two way - good and bad!! Whats yours?
Oh WOW! That message you posted was so good I accidentally forgot to read it. Now, the thing is you don't understand that we have seen the changes...but do you want to know what the funny thing is? Ofsted are due back in a few weeks and you know as well as I that a few comments from the pupils saying how 'terrible' the place is and how the 'changes haven't developed the school' could have it shut down. So, if they staff at the school want to keep their job they know that they have to get along with the pupils. Who's had the last laugh now? :)
[quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yeahokay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss.[/p][/quote]Can I correct another error, the school has never had an outstanding report from Ofsted. The highest was Good, Another correction, Mr Appleton made the decision along with Mrs Merry back last June/July to retire at the end of the academic year in August. Not sure who 'you and me' are, I can assure you he was not forced into anything, other than pressure by the DfE on him and the Governors that any plan had to be done 'at a pace' The school couldn't tread water between April til end of July because the Head Designate, who was only selected in late March, couldn't implement her Rapid Action Plan approved by the DfE. Mr Appleton is a gentleman, very private and proud, and you should be proud for what he has done for you - remember you are his cohort,.honour him by getting the best results you can and lets prove to Ofsted and the DfE that the student at TSC are the best. Another error, there are no extra or new 'strict' rules. I would refer you to the school website were you can see the photos and description of the school uniform, Can I remind you that it was the Ofsted Inspector who pointed out the inconsistencies in the standards of school dress and this long before Mrs Pitman , Mr Appleton sent out a letter, and it's still on the website now, referring to the school 'uniform' You are aware what the word uniform means? I believe Mr Appleton summed learning up some time ago in one word 'attitude' this can be interpreted in two way - good and bad!! Whats yours?[/p][/quote]Oh WOW! That message you posted was so good I accidentally forgot to read it. Now, the thing is you don't understand that we have seen the changes...but do you want to know what the funny thing is? Ofsted are due back in a few weeks and you know as well as I that a few comments from the pupils saying how 'terrible' the place is and how the 'changes haven't developed the school' could have it shut down. So, if they staff at the school want to keep their job they know that they have to get along with the pupils. Who's had the last laugh now? :) Uhuh honey
  • Score: -1

4:25pm Wed 21 May 14

Teamappleton says...

totton_lad wrote:
We are both anonymous which were the problem starts. I can assure you the facts quoted are true, and as stated I would like the opportunity to meet you face to face - which I could easily arrange? I know what was said at the Assembly on Monday morning the 12th!! I was there! I also know the details of Mrs Pitman's Rapid Improvement Plan! No one has prolonged your stay at TSC, you can all leave as soon as the last exam has finished. You might be interested to know why this has happened - it's been abused in the past by previous Year 11's. We are well aware a small minority have just stayed at home and played on their xbox or other device, or sat around playing on Facebook (this is easy to trace as entries are time stamped!) Study leave is to STUDY. Maybe you would have, but unfortunately many other don't. Perhaps you have a sensible answer to this 'problem'? Your 'right' is to be educated and you have the responsibility to carry that out..Don't blame the school or Staff try looking where your other three fingers are when you point at others? Many schools no longer permit study leave for the same reasons, and I suspect many more will join as more pressure is applied from our masters above (if your not sure it starts at Mr Gove and his department - the Dept. for Education) As stated elsewhere there is NO change in the uniform, we all have to conform to the policies - you can see them for yourself on the school website they have been there for years, and I might add in Mr Appleton's letter to you all - dated 3rd April - Can you please read before you make silly comments about change. These have all come about because the standard of dress has dropped over the past two years and was picked up not only by Ofsted on their two visits, but by the DfE Inspectors on their two visits as well, the most recent on the 9th May the same day Mr Appleton left!! Please don't jump at rumours or gossip it will not help you in your adult life. My last bit of friendly advice is be very careful on social media or other website were you assume you are anonymous but the whole world can see your 'Attitude' QED
I really don't need to be lectured about why these changes are being made. I simply posted my personal opinion of the matter just as you are doing and did not expect to be argued with by supposedly responsible results. The changes being made so abruptly ARE 100% disrupting our learning progress and I find it difficult to understand how you can disagree with such certainty without actually experiencing them yourself. Meet you face to face? HAHA. I think it may be time for you to grow up
[quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: We are both anonymous which were the problem starts. I can assure you the facts quoted are true, and as stated I would like the opportunity to meet you face to face - which I could easily arrange? I know what was said at the Assembly on Monday morning the 12th!! I was there! I also know the details of Mrs Pitman's Rapid Improvement Plan! No one has prolonged your stay at TSC, you can all leave as soon as the last exam has finished. You might be interested to know why this has happened - it's been abused in the past by previous Year 11's. We are well aware a small minority have just stayed at home and played on their xbox or other device, or sat around playing on Facebook (this is easy to trace as entries are time stamped!) Study leave is to STUDY. Maybe you would have, but unfortunately many other don't. Perhaps you have a sensible answer to this 'problem'? Your 'right' is to be educated and you have the responsibility to carry that out..Don't blame the school or Staff try looking where your other three fingers are when you point at others? Many schools no longer permit study leave for the same reasons, and I suspect many more will join as more pressure is applied from our masters above (if your not sure it starts at Mr Gove and his department - the Dept. for Education) As stated elsewhere there is NO change in the uniform, we all have to conform to the policies - you can see them for yourself on the school website they have been there for years, and I might add in Mr Appleton's letter to you all - dated 3rd April - Can you please read before you make silly comments about change. These have all come about because the standard of dress has dropped over the past two years and was picked up not only by Ofsted on their two visits, but by the DfE Inspectors on their two visits as well, the most recent on the 9th May the same day Mr Appleton left!! Please don't jump at rumours or gossip it will not help you in your adult life. My last bit of friendly advice is be very careful on social media or other website were you assume you are anonymous but the whole world can see your 'Attitude' QED[/p][/quote]I really don't need to be lectured about why these changes are being made. I simply posted my personal opinion of the matter just as you are doing and did not expect to be argued with by supposedly responsible results. The changes being made so abruptly ARE 100% disrupting our learning progress and I find it difficult to understand how you can disagree with such certainty without actually experiencing them yourself. Meet you face to face? HAHA. I think it may be time for you to grow up Teamappleton
  • Score: 3

4:55pm Wed 21 May 14

Teamappleton says...

The supporters of Mrs Pitman and her new regime commenting on this post really have assured me that all future plans will inevitably fail as I imagine the ideas are as pathetic, pointless and insignificant as the people commenting. It really does say something when grown adults abiding by ideas similar to those of Mrs Pitman's have less dignity than a 16 year old child. I'm glad to see Mrs Pitman has some extremely dignified and mature people on her side (sarcasm just incase you are too mentally deficient to understand)
The supporters of Mrs Pitman and her new regime commenting on this post really have assured me that all future plans will inevitably fail as I imagine the ideas are as pathetic, pointless and insignificant as the people commenting. It really does say something when grown adults abiding by ideas similar to those of Mrs Pitman's have less dignity than a 16 year old child. I'm glad to see Mrs Pitman has some extremely dignified and mature people on her side (sarcasm just incase you are too mentally deficient to understand) Teamappleton
  • Score: 2

5:05pm Wed 21 May 14

#TeamAppletonFTW says...

I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman.
I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman. #TeamAppletonFTW
  • Score: -2

5:45pm Wed 21 May 14

VOR666 says...

You need to grow up. Using bad language on a public website is 'an utter disgrace'.
You clearly don't understand anything about Ofsted or school improvement so it's best not to comment on something you do not understand.
It is also ridiculous for a previous writer to say that students have the power to close down the school by what they say to ofsted inspectors. You simply don't know what you're about.
You need to grow up. Using bad language on a public website is 'an utter disgrace'. You clearly don't understand anything about Ofsted or school improvement so it's best not to comment on something you do not understand. It is also ridiculous for a previous writer to say that students have the power to close down the school by what they say to ofsted inspectors. You simply don't know what you're about. VOR666
  • Score: 3

5:52pm Wed 21 May 14

Teamappleton says...

VOR666 wrote:
You need to grow up. Using bad language on a public website is 'an utter disgrace'.
You clearly don't understand anything about Ofsted or school improvement so it's best not to comment on something you do not understand.
It is also ridiculous for a previous writer to say that students have the power to close down the school by what they say to ofsted inspectors. You simply don't know what you're about.
You clearly are very narrow minded and do not intend on listening to students that actually are being affected by the changes being made. You simply aren't affected at all by this and therefore have no knowledge of what it's like at Testwood Sports College, so it's best not to comment on something you do not understand. It is also ridiculous for you to think you can fully understand the situation without (I assume) being a pupil at the school. You simply DO NOT know what you're about.
[quote][p][bold]VOR666[/bold] wrote: You need to grow up. Using bad language on a public website is 'an utter disgrace'. You clearly don't understand anything about Ofsted or school improvement so it's best not to comment on something you do not understand. It is also ridiculous for a previous writer to say that students have the power to close down the school by what they say to ofsted inspectors. You simply don't know what you're about.[/p][/quote]You clearly are very narrow minded and do not intend on listening to students that actually are being affected by the changes being made. You simply aren't affected at all by this and therefore have no knowledge of what it's like at Testwood Sports College, so it's best not to comment on something you do not understand. It is also ridiculous for you to think you can fully understand the situation without (I assume) being a pupil at the school. You simply DO NOT know what you're about. Teamappleton
  • Score: -1

5:55pm Wed 21 May 14

VOR666 says...

If you say so.
If you say so. VOR666
  • Score: -1

7:16pm Wed 21 May 14

car driver says...

#TeamAppletonFTW wrote:
I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman.
I think at year 7 you really need to take a bigger look at yourself a phone in school you are there for a reason to learn and take part in your educational choices maybe this is the bigger picture starting off as you meant to carry on and then blame everyone else but your self .A job is the ultimate goal after your start at TSC but one can draw ones own conclusions after your comments ,a dredge on society benefits here I come
[quote][p][bold]#TeamAppletonFTW[/bold] wrote: I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman.[/p][/quote]I think at year 7 you really need to take a bigger look at yourself a phone in school you are there for a reason to learn and take part in your educational choices maybe this is the bigger picture starting off as you meant to carry on and then blame everyone else but your self .A job is the ultimate goal after your start at TSC but one can draw ones own conclusions after your comments ,a dredge on society benefits here I come car driver
  • Score: 2

8:08pm Wed 21 May 14

Jammymum says...

car driver wrote:
#TeamAppletonFTW wrote:
I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman.
I think at year 7 you really need to take a bigger look at yourself a phone in school you are there for a reason to learn and take part in your educational choices maybe this is the bigger picture starting off as you meant to carry on and then blame everyone else but your self .A job is the ultimate goal after your start at TSC but one can draw ones own conclusions after your comments ,a dredge on society benefits here I come
My biggest regret as a parent was to purchase my children a mobile phone and them allow them to access social media websites. IMO mobiles should not be taken into school nor any other electronic device such as an iPod. Mrs Pitman seems to have a good track record, all she is doing is trying to implement the BASIC rules. What is so wrong in wearing your school uniform with pride? Why feel the need to take your mobile to school ? It's a proven fact that pupils are more disruptive on non-uniform days. Again IMO Testwood needs to change, there was always going to be a new head, the only thing wrong is the way that the authorities went about it, why they couldn't let Mr Appleton leave on year 11's last day I don't know !!! But what's done is done, good luck to Mrs Pitman, as my child leaves I won't be around to see what the future holds, but to those teachers who aren't performing, you are the weakest link, goodbye ! And to the remaining pupils, you may not think it but your school days are the best years of your life, you only get this one chance, leave the phones and hair extensions at home, make the most of your time at Testwood and remember rules are there for a reason because there will always be rules no matter what path your lives take. Oh and PS - Mr Appleton rocks, he was a good head, a lot of the 'rot' was down to disruptive pupils and teachers not been allowed to teach ! Ask yourselves why the pupils were disruptive ?
[quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]#TeamAppletonFTW[/bold] wrote: I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman.[/p][/quote]I think at year 7 you really need to take a bigger look at yourself a phone in school you are there for a reason to learn and take part in your educational choices maybe this is the bigger picture starting off as you meant to carry on and then blame everyone else but your self .A job is the ultimate goal after your start at TSC but one can draw ones own conclusions after your comments ,a dredge on society benefits here I come[/p][/quote]My biggest regret as a parent was to purchase my children a mobile phone and them allow them to access social media websites. IMO mobiles should not be taken into school nor any other electronic device such as an iPod. Mrs Pitman seems to have a good track record, all she is doing is trying to implement the BASIC rules. What is so wrong in wearing your school uniform with pride? Why feel the need to take your mobile to school ? It's a proven fact that pupils are more disruptive on non-uniform days. Again IMO Testwood needs to change, there was always going to be a new head, the only thing wrong is the way that the authorities went about it, why they couldn't let Mr Appleton leave on year 11's last day I don't know !!! But what's done is done, good luck to Mrs Pitman, as my child leaves I won't be around to see what the future holds, but to those teachers who aren't performing, you are the weakest link, goodbye ! And to the remaining pupils, you may not think it but your school days are the best years of your life, you only get this one chance, leave the phones and hair extensions at home, make the most of your time at Testwood and remember rules are there for a reason because there will always be rules no matter what path your lives take. Oh and PS - Mr Appleton rocks, he was a good head, a lot of the 'rot' was down to disruptive pupils and teachers not been allowed to teach ! Ask yourselves why the pupils were disruptive ? Jammymum
  • Score: 3

8:20pm Wed 21 May 14

totton_lad says...

Uhuh honey wrote:
totton_lad wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
yeahokay wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.
Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss.
Can I correct another error, the school has never had an outstanding report from Ofsted. The highest was Good, Another correction, Mr Appleton made the decision along with Mrs Merry back last June/July to retire at the end of the academic year in August. Not sure who 'you and me' are, I can assure you he was not forced into anything, other than pressure by the DfE on him and the Governors that any plan had to be done 'at a pace' The school couldn't tread water between April til end of July because the Head Designate, who was only selected in late March, couldn't implement her Rapid Action Plan approved by the DfE. Mr Appleton is a gentleman, very private and proud, and you should be proud for what he has done for you - remember you are his cohort,.honour him by getting the best results you can and lets prove to Ofsted and the DfE that the student at TSC are the best.

Another error, there are no extra or new 'strict' rules. I would refer you to the school website were you can see the photos and description of the school uniform, Can I remind you that it was the Ofsted Inspector who pointed out the inconsistencies in the standards of school dress and this long before Mrs Pitman , Mr Appleton sent out a letter, and it's still on the website now, referring to the school 'uniform' You are aware what the word uniform means?

I believe Mr Appleton summed learning up some time ago in one word 'attitude' this can be interpreted in two way - good and bad!! Whats yours?
Oh WOW! That message you posted was so good I accidentally forgot to read it. Now, the thing is you don't understand that we have seen the changes...but do you want to know what the funny thing is? Ofsted are due back in a few weeks and you know as well as I that a few comments from the pupils saying how 'terrible' the place is and how the 'changes haven't developed the school' could have it shut down. So, if they staff at the school want to keep their job they know that they have to get along with the pupils. Who's had the last laugh now? :)
You are utterly contemptible! So you want to let Mr Appleton and your school down. Try thinking before writing.
[quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yeahokay[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]Completely agree, I am also a pupil at Testwood and it seems she only cares about how her reputation will seem to the public. During the drastic weather changes, she has declared that no student will be allowed to remove their jumpers unless asked to during a lesson, which you would have to put back on after the hour. She has encouraged teachers to put more stress and pressure to all pupils and I know for a fact that Mr Appleton would never have done that. She is really bringing down all these new rules and it is completely against human rights as to be "individuals". She said that if we were all our own people, then we would get bullied as being different is strange to others, but I think I would rather have a few harsh comments and then been left to it then for everyone to be identical.[/p][/quote]Could not agree more. Mr Appleton was able to get the school to 'outstanding' so ONE report saying that OFSTED disagree with how the school is run should not result in a 'retirement' although you and I are fairly sure that he was forced to leave. At the end of the day, the strict rules will cause pupils to rebel and then Mrs Pitman will be the one wondering why the school won't make the all important progress that it needs. I guess the impact will reflect on the year 11's grades..but hey what does that matter? She doesn't give a toss.[/p][/quote]Can I correct another error, the school has never had an outstanding report from Ofsted. The highest was Good, Another correction, Mr Appleton made the decision along with Mrs Merry back last June/July to retire at the end of the academic year in August. Not sure who 'you and me' are, I can assure you he was not forced into anything, other than pressure by the DfE on him and the Governors that any plan had to be done 'at a pace' The school couldn't tread water between April til end of July because the Head Designate, who was only selected in late March, couldn't implement her Rapid Action Plan approved by the DfE. Mr Appleton is a gentleman, very private and proud, and you should be proud for what he has done for you - remember you are his cohort,.honour him by getting the best results you can and lets prove to Ofsted and the DfE that the student at TSC are the best. Another error, there are no extra or new 'strict' rules. I would refer you to the school website were you can see the photos and description of the school uniform, Can I remind you that it was the Ofsted Inspector who pointed out the inconsistencies in the standards of school dress and this long before Mrs Pitman , Mr Appleton sent out a letter, and it's still on the website now, referring to the school 'uniform' You are aware what the word uniform means? I believe Mr Appleton summed learning up some time ago in one word 'attitude' this can be interpreted in two way - good and bad!! Whats yours?[/p][/quote]Oh WOW! That message you posted was so good I accidentally forgot to read it. Now, the thing is you don't understand that we have seen the changes...but do you want to know what the funny thing is? Ofsted are due back in a few weeks and you know as well as I that a few comments from the pupils saying how 'terrible' the place is and how the 'changes haven't developed the school' could have it shut down. So, if they staff at the school want to keep their job they know that they have to get along with the pupils. Who's had the last laugh now? :)[/p][/quote]You are utterly contemptible! So you want to let Mr Appleton and your school down. Try thinking before writing. totton_lad
  • Score: 0

8:31pm Wed 21 May 14

VOR666 says...

Here here! And surely it's not to do with having the 'last laugh'. It should be about getting a good education.
Here here! And surely it's not to do with having the 'last laugh'. It should be about getting a good education. VOR666
  • Score: 1

10:07pm Wed 21 May 14

car driver says...

Jammymum wrote:
car driver wrote:
#TeamAppletonFTW wrote:
I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman.
I think at year 7 you really need to take a bigger look at yourself a phone in school you are there for a reason to learn and take part in your educational choices maybe this is the bigger picture starting off as you meant to carry on and then blame everyone else but your self .A job is the ultimate goal after your start at TSC but one can draw ones own conclusions after your comments ,a dredge on society benefits here I come
My biggest regret as a parent was to purchase my children a mobile phone and them allow them to access social media websites. IMO mobiles should not be taken into school nor any other electronic device such as an iPod. Mrs Pitman seems to have a good track record, all she is doing is trying to implement the BASIC rules. What is so wrong in wearing your school uniform with pride? Why feel the need to take your mobile to school ? It's a proven fact that pupils are more disruptive on non-uniform days. Again IMO Testwood needs to change, there was always going to be a new head, the only thing wrong is the way that the authorities went about it, why they couldn't let Mr Appleton leave on year 11's last day I don't know !!! But what's done is done, good luck to Mrs Pitman, as my child leaves I won't be around to see what the future holds, but to those teachers who aren't performing, you are the weakest link, goodbye ! And to the remaining pupils, you may not think it but your school days are the best years of your life, you only get this one chance, leave the phones and hair extensions at home, make the most of your time at Testwood and remember rules are there for a reason because there will always be rules no matter what path your lives take. Oh and PS - Mr Appleton rocks, he was a good head, a lot of the 'rot' was down to disruptive pupils and teachers not been allowed to teach ! Ask yourselves why the pupils were disruptive ?
How nice to read a positive comment after all this horrible babble at times Good Luck to Mrs Pitman we never had complaints when she taught here so why now move on and give her a fair chance wait till her year 11s leave and then add your comments I for one look forward to an outstanding Ofsted go team pitman go you worked hard for this and I for one know how hard and what sacrifice's you and your family have made over the years a well deserved promotion
[quote][p][bold]Jammymum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]car driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]#TeamAppletonFTW[/bold] wrote: I think Mrs Pitman has been an utter disgrace, I am a year 7 pupil and to be honest, Mr Appleton was great, but now this silly cow has came in and changed everything. It seems to be now that you can't even use your phone in the bloody school. Talk about Ofsted being us inadequate is because of 2013's poor English GCSE results, I'm sorry Ofsted but that wasn't our bloody fault. They should do a report for the term, not the year before. I think that we aren't allowed to use our phones at break time and lunchtime now, but she can't stop us because break time and lunchtime is our time, not another person, us and especially not Mrs Pitman.[/p][/quote]I think at year 7 you really need to take a bigger look at yourself a phone in school you are there for a reason to learn and take part in your educational choices maybe this is the bigger picture starting off as you meant to carry on and then blame everyone else but your self .A job is the ultimate goal after your start at TSC but one can draw ones own conclusions after your comments ,a dredge on society benefits here I come[/p][/quote]My biggest regret as a parent was to purchase my children a mobile phone and them allow them to access social media websites. IMO mobiles should not be taken into school nor any other electronic device such as an iPod. Mrs Pitman seems to have a good track record, all she is doing is trying to implement the BASIC rules. What is so wrong in wearing your school uniform with pride? Why feel the need to take your mobile to school ? It's a proven fact that pupils are more disruptive on non-uniform days. Again IMO Testwood needs to change, there was always going to be a new head, the only thing wrong is the way that the authorities went about it, why they couldn't let Mr Appleton leave on year 11's last day I don't know !!! But what's done is done, good luck to Mrs Pitman, as my child leaves I won't be around to see what the future holds, but to those teachers who aren't performing, you are the weakest link, goodbye ! And to the remaining pupils, you may not think it but your school days are the best years of your life, you only get this one chance, leave the phones and hair extensions at home, make the most of your time at Testwood and remember rules are there for a reason because there will always be rules no matter what path your lives take. Oh and PS - Mr Appleton rocks, he was a good head, a lot of the 'rot' was down to disruptive pupils and teachers not been allowed to teach ! Ask yourselves why the pupils were disruptive ?[/p][/quote]How nice to read a positive comment after all this horrible babble at times Good Luck to Mrs Pitman we never had complaints when she taught here so why now move on and give her a fair chance wait till her year 11s leave and then add your comments I for one look forward to an outstanding Ofsted go team pitman go you worked hard for this and I for one know how hard and what sacrifice's you and your family have made over the years a well deserved promotion car driver
  • Score: 1

12:01pm Thu 22 May 14

totton_lad says...

Jammymum wrote:
As a parent of a current year 11 pupil, in my opinion Testwood has to a certain extent failed in the education of my child. Yes it is time for a major shake up, discipline leaves a lot to be desired, some of the teachers have passed the sell buy date, and not necessarily by age either and I'm sure the governing body also has weaknesses, however the timing of Mr Appletons departure was poor. Year 11 are just starting to take exams, stability is needed and a friendly face, not a new head who has come in trying to prove a point from day 1 and my child tells me stated she has no intention of getting to know any of the year 11 pupils by name, probably because she wants to get 'rid' and move forward with the future and not the past. Why they couldn't have waited a few weeks, Mr Appleton was retiring anyway and the pupils feel cheated that they didn't get the chance to say a proper goodbye.
Quite simply we did not have a few weeks, hence the reason Mr Appleton allowed Mrs Pitman to use the time left, this current year, to improve the present cohort (Year 11) along with the rest of the school - we are in Special Measures!. You quite rightly point out that discipline equals learning and what we all want is the best for all our students. Many of the comments in this column have been made by students who have no idea of whats been going on for the past few months. Believe me every effort was made to keep Mr Appleton in post until his retirement BUT we have 'bosses' at the DfE who made life very difficult for us all. Mrs Pitman was only in post for a matter of a day before those students who moaned about him are now moaning about her! I can see one common trend - they will moan about anybody and anything just for the sheer fun of it! As others have commented we will always have what we call 'Testwood's Finest' with us -unfortunately it's a fact of modern life and they are present in every school. Mr Appleton will be coming to the Prom and quite likely the Presentation Evening because it's his cohort. Can I finish by saying Mrs Pitman's Executive Head ( Jonathan de Sausmarez), when she was at Romsey School, summed her up in two words - TOUGH LOVE!!!
[quote][p][bold]Jammymum[/bold] wrote: As a parent of a current year 11 pupil, in my opinion Testwood has to a certain extent failed in the education of my child. Yes it is time for a major shake up, discipline leaves a lot to be desired, some of the teachers have passed the sell buy date, and not necessarily by age either and I'm sure the governing body also has weaknesses, however the timing of Mr Appletons departure was poor. Year 11 are just starting to take exams, stability is needed and a friendly face, not a new head who has come in trying to prove a point from day 1 and my child tells me stated she has no intention of getting to know any of the year 11 pupils by name, probably because she wants to get 'rid' and move forward with the future and not the past. Why they couldn't have waited a few weeks, Mr Appleton was retiring anyway and the pupils feel cheated that they didn't get the chance to say a proper goodbye.[/p][/quote]Quite simply we did not have a few weeks, hence the reason Mr Appleton allowed Mrs Pitman to use the time left, this current year, to improve the present cohort (Year 11) along with the rest of the school - we are in Special Measures!. You quite rightly point out that discipline equals learning and what we all want is the best for all our students. Many of the comments in this column have been made by students who have no idea of whats been going on for the past few months. Believe me every effort was made to keep Mr Appleton in post until his retirement BUT we have 'bosses' at the DfE who made life very difficult for us all. Mrs Pitman was only in post for a matter of a day before those students who moaned about him are now moaning about her! I can see one common trend - they will moan about anybody and anything just for the sheer fun of it! As others have commented we will always have what we call 'Testwood's Finest' with us -unfortunately it's a fact of modern life and they are present in every school. Mr Appleton will be coming to the Prom and quite likely the Presentation Evening because it's his cohort. Can I finish by saying Mrs Pitman's Executive Head ( Jonathan de Sausmarez), when she was at Romsey School, summed her up in two words - TOUGH LOVE!!! totton_lad
  • Score: 2

12:26pm Thu 22 May 14

totton_lad says...

Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change?
2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September!
3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you !
4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there
5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher
6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school?
7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word
8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem
9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's
[quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change? 2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September! 3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you ! 4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there 5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher 6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school? 7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word 8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem 9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's totton_lad
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Thu 22 May 14

VOR666 says...

Thank goodness for Totton_lad. At last somebody who seems to know what they are talking about.
Thank goodness for Totton_lad. At last somebody who seems to know what they are talking about. VOR666
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Thu 22 May 14

Teamappleton says...

totton_lad wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change?
2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September!
3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you !
4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there
5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher
6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school?
7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word
8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem
9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's
If you could get your priorities sorted it would help you greatly in your life. Don't you have anything better to do than to pathetically argue with students? Very sad
[quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change? 2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September! 3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you ! 4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there 5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher 6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school? 7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word 8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem 9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's[/p][/quote]If you could get your priorities sorted it would help you greatly in your life. Don't you have anything better to do than to pathetically argue with students? Very sad Teamappleton
  • Score: 1

3:43pm Thu 22 May 14

Teamappleton says...

totton_lad wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change?
2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September!
3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you !
4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there
5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher
6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school?
7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word
8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem
9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's
I assume you are a member of staff at Testwood judging by your constant reassurance that you know best and are fully aware of what's going on in the school (even though you do not). I find it funny that you are so for the changes only just being made at the school. If you feel so passionately about the schools inadequacy then can I ask, why had you not spoken up sooner? Done something to improve the school? It really doesn't take a lot. But that's the problem, members of staff at any school do as they are told by their superiors in order to maintain civil relationships and their jobs. As a member of staff I find your opinions irrelevant as they are completely bias and therfore quite frankly insignificant. Ofcourse you're going to say how good it is for the school regardless of what you actually think. Please find something better to do as you are embarrassing yourself and the school.
[quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change? 2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September! 3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you ! 4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there 5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher 6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school? 7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word 8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem 9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's[/p][/quote]I assume you are a member of staff at Testwood judging by your constant reassurance that you know best and are fully aware of what's going on in the school (even though you do not). I find it funny that you are so for the changes only just being made at the school. If you feel so passionately about the schools inadequacy then can I ask, why had you not spoken up sooner? Done something to improve the school? It really doesn't take a lot. But that's the problem, members of staff at any school do as they are told by their superiors in order to maintain civil relationships and their jobs. As a member of staff I find your opinions irrelevant as they are completely bias and therfore quite frankly insignificant. Ofcourse you're going to say how good it is for the school regardless of what you actually think. Please find something better to do as you are embarrassing yourself and the school. Teamappleton
  • Score: 2

3:44pm Thu 22 May 14

totton_lad says...

VOR666 wrote:
Thank goodness for Totton_lad. At last somebody who seems to know what they are talking about.
Thank you - I only wish that some of the others on this post would get their facts right before opening their mouths. They seem it take great delight in attacking any change,for any reason, without any thought too what effects their stupid comments generate. We are well aware who teamappleton are, in fact the 38 members on Facebook- not all students, but some ex-students were well know before this.
[quote][p][bold]VOR666[/bold] wrote: Thank goodness for Totton_lad. At last somebody who seems to know what they are talking about.[/p][/quote]Thank you - I only wish that some of the others on this post would get their facts right before opening their mouths. They seem it take great delight in attacking any change,for any reason, without any thought too what effects their stupid comments generate. We are well aware who teamappleton are, in fact the 38 members on Facebook- not all students, but some ex-students were well know before this. totton_lad
  • Score: 0

4:04pm Thu 22 May 14

totton_lad says...

Teamappleton wrote:
totton_lad wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change?
2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September!
3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you !
4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there
5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher
6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school?
7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word
8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem
9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's
I assume you are a member of staff at Testwood judging by your constant reassurance that you know best and are fully aware of what's going on in the school (even though you do not). I find it funny that you are so for the changes only just being made at the school. If you feel so passionately about the schools inadequacy then can I ask, why had you not spoken up sooner? Done something to improve the school? It really doesn't take a lot. But that's the problem, members of staff at any school do as they are told by their superiors in order to maintain civil relationships and their jobs. As a member of staff I find your opinions irrelevant as they are completely bias and therfore quite frankly insignificant. Ofcourse you're going to say how good it is for the school regardless of what you actually think. Please find something better to do as you are embarrassing yourself and the school.
I might ask why you didn't speak up about it instead of agreeing with students who are just making mischief? Perhaps you could find something better to do like 'making progress' and 'raising standards' instead of belittling me as being irrelevant and insignificant. Remember when pointing your finger, the three that are pointing back?
[quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change? 2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September! 3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you ! 4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there 5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher 6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school? 7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word 8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem 9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's[/p][/quote]I assume you are a member of staff at Testwood judging by your constant reassurance that you know best and are fully aware of what's going on in the school (even though you do not). I find it funny that you are so for the changes only just being made at the school. If you feel so passionately about the schools inadequacy then can I ask, why had you not spoken up sooner? Done something to improve the school? It really doesn't take a lot. But that's the problem, members of staff at any school do as they are told by their superiors in order to maintain civil relationships and their jobs. As a member of staff I find your opinions irrelevant as they are completely bias and therfore quite frankly insignificant. Ofcourse you're going to say how good it is for the school regardless of what you actually think. Please find something better to do as you are embarrassing yourself and the school.[/p][/quote]I might ask why you didn't speak up about it instead of agreeing with students who are just making mischief? Perhaps you could find something better to do like 'making progress' and 'raising standards' instead of belittling me as being irrelevant and insignificant. Remember when pointing your finger, the three that are pointing back? totton_lad
  • Score: 1

4:18pm Thu 22 May 14

Teamappleton says...

totton_lad wrote:
Teamappleton wrote:
totton_lad wrote:
Uhuh honey wrote:
I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem.

Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.
1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change?
2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September!
3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you !
4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there
5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher
6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school?
7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word
8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem
9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's
I assume you are a member of staff at Testwood judging by your constant reassurance that you know best and are fully aware of what's going on in the school (even though you do not). I find it funny that you are so for the changes only just being made at the school. If you feel so passionately about the schools inadequacy then can I ask, why had you not spoken up sooner? Done something to improve the school? It really doesn't take a lot. But that's the problem, members of staff at any school do as they are told by their superiors in order to maintain civil relationships and their jobs. As a member of staff I find your opinions irrelevant as they are completely bias and therfore quite frankly insignificant. Ofcourse you're going to say how good it is for the school regardless of what you actually think. Please find something better to do as you are embarrassing yourself and the school.
I might ask why you didn't speak up about it instead of agreeing with students who are just making mischief? Perhaps you could find something better to do like 'making progress' and 'raising standards' instead of belittling me as being irrelevant and insignificant. Remember when pointing your finger, the three that are pointing back?
I did not belittle you but your opinions. Just as you have done to all of ours by arguing against them. Clearly you are very unaware seeing as I have spoke up several times about the schools inadequacy and it never was dealt with, I assume because members of staff are too adamant to argue with pupils on the internet than actually do anything productive to improve the school. I have no progress to make, my school life is nearly finished, raising standards is all up to the staff and remaining pupils, and so far you are just proving the schools inadequacy. Actions speak louder than words, you can go on as much as you like but until I see any blatant improvements it means nothing. Instead of wasting your time commenting on social sites, do your job and help the school.
[quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teamappleton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]totton_lad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uhuh honey[/bold] wrote: I'm a student at Testwood and due to this I've been able to see the changes made already. Usually when reading articles like things people would expect something like 'The changes are great and are reflecting on the students quality of work' but sorry to burst your bubble but that's not my message. Not only did she say she couldn't care less about the year 11's, she's also excluded one student for taking a 'selfie' and another for having hair extensions. I'm sorry but if you want us to respect you and your rules, please understand that this discourages individuality and lowers self-esteem. Sincerely a pupil at Testwood.[/p][/quote]1. You are only a Student try looking at yourself and the school from a Teacher prospective for a change? 2. Changes made already - the majority by Mr Appleton since last September! 3. If your quality of work is poor then it's down to you ! 4. You totally misquote Mrs Pitman - I was there 5. She didn't exclude the student when she used her 'friends' phone to take a photo. She was asked to hand it over until the end of school - as per school rules and refused to do so by the teacher 6. Who was the one excluded for hair extensions - no record at school? 7. Respect, you don't know the meaning of the word 8. Discipline and Rules encourages, not discourages, and lifts self esteem 9. If you could get your SPAG sorted it would help you greatly in your GCSE's[/p][/quote]I assume you are a member of staff at Testwood judging by your constant reassurance that you know best and are fully aware of what's going on in the school (even though you do not). I find it funny that you are so for the changes only just being made at the school. If you feel so passionately about the schools inadequacy then can I ask, why had you not spoken up sooner? Done something to improve the school? It really doesn't take a lot. But that's the problem, members of staff at any school do as they are told by their superiors in order to maintain civil relationships and their jobs. As a member of staff I find your opinions irrelevant as they are completely bias and therfore quite frankly insignificant. Ofcourse you're going to say how good it is for the school regardless of what you actually think. Please find something better to do as you are embarrassing yourself and the school.[/p][/quote]I might ask why you didn't speak up about it instead of agreeing with students who are just making mischief? Perhaps you could find something better to do like 'making progress' and 'raising standards' instead of belittling me as being irrelevant and insignificant. Remember when pointing your finger, the three that are pointing back?[/p][/quote]I did not belittle you but your opinions. Just as you have done to all of ours by arguing against them. Clearly you are very unaware seeing as I have spoke up several times about the schools inadequacy and it never was dealt with, I assume because members of staff are too adamant to argue with pupils on the internet than actually do anything productive to improve the school. I have no progress to make, my school life is nearly finished, raising standards is all up to the staff and remaining pupils, and so far you are just proving the schools inadequacy. Actions speak louder than words, you can go on as much as you like but until I see any blatant improvements it means nothing. Instead of wasting your time commenting on social sites, do your job and help the school. Teamappleton
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2:04pm Tue 27 May 14

DatGuy says...

https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=5-8FB6k8
jik

the message applies here no one will care in a year.
https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=5-8FB6k8 jik the message applies here no one will care in a year. DatGuy
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