Tiverton High School
|Headteacher||Mrs Sammy Crook|
|DfE URN||113548 Tables|
In 2001 the school won the 'Investors in Education Business Partnership' award.
The school has three main computer rooms that are used for Computing, Business Studies and IT lessons. Two of these are equipped with Intel NUC machines, the third with Apple iMacs running Windows 7. A fourth computer room is used for Art and Photography lessons, equipped with Apple iMacs running Mac OS X. Additional computers are available for ad-hoc use by students in the school library at break and lunchtimes. Classes are also able to book Apple iPads, Apple iPods and PC laptops from the IT technicians. GCSE Computing lessons make use of Raspberry Pi machines running Debian Linux and an additional set of recycled PCs running Ubuntu Linux. Most of the GCSE Computing programming work is performed on the Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu PCs using GNU C++. At Key Stage 3 students also use Microsoft Small Basic, Python 3, HTML, Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite. Students are able to use PCs in one of the main computer rooms at lunchtime during the week. Staff run two additional lunchtime clubs for practical work using the Raspberry Pi and the BBC Micro Bit. The school has hosted several Computing-related workshops and special events in 2016, including the IEEE Faraday Challenge, visitors from Bletchley Park, visitors from a local-web design company and a past-student that now works as a security-consultant. The school has previously hosted hub meetings and training sessions for teachers as part of outreach work in association with Computing At School UK. Students have also taken part in off-site STEM activities organised by the Met Office, the University of Exeter and Exeter College.
Theatre and Art
The school musicals before took place every two years, while other plays take place every year alongside the school's Art Presentations. However, for years now the school have performed productions like West Side Story in 2009, Oliver in 2010, Annie in 2011, Cats in 2012, Scrooge in 2013, Joseph in 2014, Little Shop Of Horrors in December 2015 and "We Will Rock You" will be performed this December. Some plays have also been staged, including "The Yarn, Strangers, The Children's Crusade from the National Youth Theatre, and a modern version of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.