A headteacher is celebrating his first term at a school. Manny Botwe said his first term at Tytherington School has been ‘excellent’, with a great sense of community. He said teachers and the leadership team were ‘extremely approachable’, resulting in students feeling ‘well supported and looked after’. He said: “There are very few schools I’ve come across where staff and student relationships are so strong.” Under Mr Botwe’s leadership, pupils at the school were ranked among the top 10 per cent in the country for their A-level results and among the top third in England for their GCSE results. He said: “It was wonderful to see us featured in the top 150 best comprehensive schools in the Sunday Times Good School Guide. “Our current Year 11s are set to achieve record GCSE results, which should be among the best in the region.”
Looking ahead to the new term, Mr Botwe said he wanted to build on the ‘solid foundations’ left by the previous headteacher, Steve Jowett as well as introducing new activities and initiatives. One of these initiatives is an out-of-catchment bus service to allow students from other areas in Macclesfield to go to the school, something he said had never been offered before. He also said his ambition was to become ‘the greenest school in Cheshire East’, by having solar panels installed around the school and renovating a previously derelict part of the grounds to build a farm selling produce to the community. He added “I am delighted to be headteacher here. We truly are a school which is ambitious and at the heart of the community.”
Extract from Macclesfield Express.