Afternoon Tea to celebrate Mr Richard Tovey’s MBE

We were absolutely delighted to welcome our former Headmaster, Richard Tovey and his wife Jane back to the school yesterday for afternoon tea. We were all keen to congratulate him and celebrate his MBE which was awarded to him in recognition of his services to education.

Richard’s father, Gordon Tovey founded the school in 1947 and Richard grew up in the apartment above the school until taking over as Headmaster in 1975 when he was just 25. Richard and Jane achieved so much in their 38 years at the school and it was wonderful for pupils, Old Tockingtonians, Governors, teachers and staff to see them both again.

Richard has dedicated his life to education, as well as being the Headmaster at the school he was also a former chairman of the IAPS, an IAPS Triennial Representative and chairman of the IAPS Bursary Trust. He was also Governor of the English School in Kuwait and Packwood Haugh School.

Mr Symonds said, ‘”Mr Richard Tovey’s MBE is a huge honour and very much deserved. All at Tockington Manor are extremely proud of the hard work both Richard and Jane Tovey put into the school and into education as a whole during their long and very successful career.”
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Mr Tovey summed up the afternoon by saying, “What a truly wonderful welcome. We were made to feel like royalty! It was wonderful to see everyone again, to feel the atmosphere and see the place looking as lovely as ever. It was a truly unforgettable afternoon.”

Amazing swimming results for Rachel Shutt

After a fantastic season in Tockington Manor swimming culminating in achieving the 2nd fastest 50m freestyle in the country, Rachel Shutt (12) from Tockington Manor School has achieved first in the county in no less than 5 events! 800m, 400m, 200m, 100m and 50m Freestyle completed the set!

Mrs Hinchliffe, swimming coach at Tockington Manor said, “Rachel’s achievements are a first for the school as she holds the fastest times in all strokes, her dedication is unrivalled.”
This dedication to training and commitment to excel is clear, Rachel trains every day, before school from 5 to 6 in the morning and in the evenings too.

003Rachel’s aim is to win the National’s next year.

Year 4 Stories

Year 4 have been writing dragon stories, we have really enjoyed the topic – here are a few examples of their super stories.

Charlotte Gill
Charlotte Gill pg1 Dragon Story

Charlotte Gill pg2 Dragon Story

George Bloomfield

George Bloomfield Dragon Story

Hannah Williams

Hannah Williams pg1 Dragon Story

Hannah Williams pg2 Dragon Story

Hannah Williams pg3 Dragon Story

Henry Packham

Henry Packham Dragon Story

Kaya Priove

Kaya Priove pg1 Dragon Story

Handwriting and Presentation

Take a look at some of our fantastic entries for the Handwriting and Presentation Competition.

Year 2
Runner Up – Violet Gibbs
Runner Up Year 2 March 2016

Winner – Maya Sapkota
Winner Year 2 March 2016

Year 3
Runner Up – Georgia Cooper
Runner Up Year 3 March 2016

Winner – Cole O’Leary
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Extraordinary Teacher entry – Madame Veron
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Year 4
Runner Up – Poppy Newman
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Winner – Anna Baber
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Extraordinary Teacher entry – Mrs Gooch
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