The event was titled "I'm a Child, Get Me Out of Here: A Tameside Colloquium on Outdoor Learning and Forest School" 120 participants gathered including our own education degree students and trainee teachers as well as colleagues from schools and nurseries locally and forest school practitioners. Participants heard key note talks from Jan Kare-Fjeld, a Norwegian teacher from a primary school in Fredrikstad, Norway who had flown in especially to participate in this event and from Jo Liversidge of Nature's Footprints, a Yorkshire based organisation working with vulnerable children and families in a forest school context. Participants were then able to choose from a range of workshops to suit their own interests which included practical and academic themes such as nurture groups, what to do with sticks, maths skills, entering teacher training, Norwegian forest school practice, emotional intelligence, phonics, English as a second language - the choice was excellent and all sessions were well received.
Dr Janet Nevin will retire at the end of April after almost 10 years in post. During her time at the college, she has overseen the college’s most successful period of results, achieved national recognition for the college and seen thousands of talented students’ progress.
Staff and students at Ashton Sixth Form College have been celebrating after being rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The inspection, which took place in March 2016, found that the college has maintained its high standards since it was last rated as ‘Good’ in 2011.
Information and Enrolment for University and Adult Courses available to study at Ashton Sixth Form College on Tuesday 21st June 2016, 5.00pm - 7.00pm at the college campus.
Our Open Evening on Monday 27th June 5.30 - 8.00pm is an opportunity for Year 10 and 11 pupils and their families to come and explore the college campus and find out about the wide range of courses and opportunities available.
The New Student Day, for students who have been offered a place on a Vocational Programme for September 2016, will give you an excellent insight into life at Ashton Sixth Form College. It will allow you to get to know the sixth form better and will help prepare you for studying with us.