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Tafari house is named so after Liverpudlian poet, Levi Tafari. Tafari has been described as a crucial, rhythmic, poetic consciousness raiser and has performed his work (self-described as "Duboetry") internationally.
The colour associated with Tafari house is blue, which can be found on the ties of students belonging to the house.
The Tafari House Team are dedicated to providing the best in Pastoral Support for our pupils. It is our aim to make sure that the pupils in our care feel safe, happy and supported in school. We hope to do this by inspiring and encouraging pupils to push themselves to achieve great things.
The Tafari House Staff are:
House Leader: Mr McIntyre
House Manager: Miss Walsh
The Tafari House Form Tutors are:
General Tutor: Miss Whittleston
Tutor Group 7: Mr Grant & Miss Brooks
Mr Grant is currently the Co-Lead of the Maths department and has been with Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy since July 2011, which has recently achieved Specialist status.
Miss Brooks is a teacher in the English department and has been with Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy since July 2014.
Form 7CGT/CBS recently won the Enterprise Project, the charity project, intersport champions, and we have set the standards with our punctuality and attendance in term 1. We have a number of Gifted and Talented students ranging across the subjects, many participated in the school production of Oliver, and enrichments are enthusiastically attended by the students.
Tutor Group 8: Miss Boardman & Mr Elliott
8EBN/LMN has a range of talents from the Arts to Sports. One of the form members was the lead role in the Christmas School Production 'Oliver' and there are many other students who are always involved in Drama productions. They always do well during Inter-form matches. Everyone gets involved in all ECM activities and they have interesting debates on a wide range of topics. Also, there is a sense of community and Tafari pride!
There are a range of characters in the form but they always work well as a team.
Miss Boardman is the form tutor for 8EBN/LMN. Miss Boardman is an English teacher and likes going out dancing with her friends. She is very proud of her form and how they are growing up into mature adults and choosing their GCSE options this year.
Tutor Group 9: Miss McKevitt & Miss Loh/Miss Holton
Miss Mc Kevitt joined OBA as an NQT in November 2013 and had the pleasure of taking over this tutor group from Mr Fenner when he moved to 6th form. She is part of the Performing Arts Faculty and specialises in Drama and Dance as well as English. Miss Loh took over from Miss Holton earlier this academic year when she had to share duties between Ormiston Chadwick, our sister school and here. (Although she still does pop in from time to time to say hello!)
Individuals in the form have achieved numerous sporting and academic accolades from Table Tennis finalists, participants in The Shakespeare Schools Festival, displaying unique art work in the Brindley as well as show-casing their amazing talents in the annual Dance Show and school production which this year was the beloved "Oliver". Not forgetting the girls of the class who have won two years in a row the Interform sports competition. Students regularly receive certificates and awards from teachers throughout the different departments in school praising them on their outstanding effort and creative ability. 9GMT/FLH are an enthusiastic, motivated and delightful bunch… GO TEAM TAFARI!!
Tutor Group 10: Miss Holmes & Miss Weatherby
Welcome to 10VHS/RWY! Miss Holmes and Miss Weatherby welcome you to our Year 10 tutor group and want to give you a bit of an insight into what makes us fantastic. Miss Holmes teaches Art and is the Enrichment Coordinator. Miss Weatherby teaches Music and has been a part of the tutor since Year 9. Amongst our talented tutor group, we have represented Tafari across a number of hot competitions and have won the school's spelling bee and maths magician competitions. Our house sports and arts captains are based within our form and do a fantastic job in celebrating the house achievements which we have contributed towards. We know that we have a busy year ahead as we prepare for year 11 and we wish them all the very best of luck!
Tutor Group 11: Mr Townson
Without being biased, 11 CTN/NLD has to be the best tutor group at OBA, without a shadow of doubt! Not only do our students have the coolest form tutors, we set the standard for Tafari house in every department! Be it inter house competitions, ECM, representing the school at sports or trips - we ensure that we give 100% in all aspects. During our GCSE exam year, we're all extremely busy completing coursework and preparing for our examinations, we hope to have an outstanding year and are up for the challenge ahead!
Tutor Group 12: Miss O’Keefe
Tutor Group 13: Miss Pauline