House Music Competition 2016

Congratulations to our first ever House Music winners- Ascott House!!  You were all fantastic and I am incredibly proud of the Year 12 and 13 for putting in so much effort organising this event.  Super work – a thoroughly enjoyable evening.  Click here to return to the Music Message Board

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Teach in Herts Recruitment Fair – Saturday 19 March 2016

Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair

Where can you talk directly to schools about real jobs and discuss your teaching career with experts?

The Teach in Herts Teacher Recruitment Fair will be taking place on Saturday 19th March 2016 between 10.00am and 3.30pm, at Hertfordshire Development Centre at Robertson House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage SG1 2FQ.

This annual event is free to attend and representatives from 100s of Hertfordshire schools will be available to discuss current and future teaching opportunities.  In addition, a series of informative and inspiring workshops will be running to support you, whether you are entering the profession, progressing your career or returning to teaching.

Workshops include:

  • Unmissable tips on applying for your first teaching job
  • Induction, support and training programmes for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in Herts
  • Your future, Their future (run by the National College for Teaching and Leadership)
  • Returning to teaching – what’s new in education?
  • Teaching in the UK for overseas qualified teachers
  • TA to teacher – progress your teaching career
  • Thinking of a new career path? Re-training as a teacher from another profession
  • Why teach in Hertfordshire?

In addition, individual advice surgeries will be running, providing personalised support and guidance on being a teacher and information will be available on living and settling in Hertfordshire.

The University of Hertfordshire and School Direct providers will also be attending and offering advice on routes into teaching.

If you are a current, past, new or overseas qualified teacher, interested in a teaching career or know of anyone that is, this is an essential event to attend.

Free on-site parking will be available and a free shuttle bus will be running from Stevenage train station.

For full details on the event and to pre-register your attendance, see


Young Chef of The Year

chef2On 6 February year 10 student Rebekah McLaren was crowned Young Chef of the Year at a competition held at Oaklands College, St Albans. Rebekah and fellow Tring student Alice Tymms competed along with 30 other young chefs, having submitted a recipe for a starter, main and dessert. Rebekah’s winning dish was home made tomato chef3broth with pesto & mozzarella focaccia presented in a bone china tea pot & cup. Part of Rebekah’s prize is the opportunity to have work experience at Oaklands College or the Lussmanns restaurant who sponsored the event.  Rebekah was invited to sign the book of commendation by Mrs Collings.






mental health

New Course Delivers Mental Health Training

A new innovative training programme exploring mental health in young people is being delivered in Tring School to a group of year 9 & 12 students. The Emotional Wellbeing unit is part of the Youth Health Champions training led by Hertfordshire County Council’s Youth Connexions.

Robert and Belinda Stringer, of Tring, tragically lost their son, Hector, when he took his own life at the young age of 18. The Stringer family have been working closely with Youth Connexions Hertfordshire to create a session based on Hector and how best to support friends who may be self-harming or feeling suicidal.

Andrew Dobberson, Assistant Headteacher commented: “At Tring School emotional wellbeing and mental health play a   crucial role in our support services, mentoring, counselling and Life Skills programmes. Therefore, when the RSPH: Youth Health Champions course became available, especially with its connections to our former student Hector, we were really keen to be involved. The Level 2 qualification will directly benefit those students following the course but will also raise awareness and provide a further support service for every student in the school.”

Students on the course commented on their involvement:

‘Too many people that I know are suffering alone. I want to spread the word that it’s okay to get help or advice’. Tylar Year 9

‘I wanted to do this course because I know so many people who struggle with their mental health and I also know a lot of people who self-harm. I feel like they feel they don’t have any one that understands and I think this should be addressed and people should be made aware of the help available’. Sasha Year 12

‘I have an interest in this subject and it’s not something you get to do in your lessons. I also want to learn and have a better understanding of people’s emotional well-being’. Jess Year 9



Royal Institute Engineering Master Class 2016

eng1Tring School was represented by 7 year 9 students at this years first engineering master class session titled ‘building bridges’. Eavie, Jade and Philippa performed exceptionally well considering they were only a three member team whereas the others were all teams of fours.

Teams from Roundwood Park, Cavendish and St George’s Schools took part with Tring School in a challenge to build a bridge 600mm long using lolly sticks , cocktail sticks and gum sweets. The students had to design , make and test their bridges in 2 hours with the Technical Input and final judgements being made by Dr David Jazani from the University of Bedfordshire.

The six part master class series is part of a nationwide initiative launched by the Royal Institution targeting more able yr 9 students and is coordinated by Mr David Lane, ably assisted by Mrs Barbara Urbanowicz and Mrs Hilary Knight all from Tring School.eng2