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9th February 16

Y11 Study Support Lessons

  • Monday (After school) - English, Geography, Further Maths (for those students doing the additional Maths qualification only)
  • Tuesday (Lunchtime) - Tech
  • Tuesday (After school) - Tech, Maths
  • Wednesday - No sessions due to staff meetings
  • Thursday (Lunchtime) - Tech, Art, Science
  • Thursday (After school) - Tech, ICT, GCSE PE, Art, Science, Spanish and French

Important - Please Read

The Governing Body wish to express their deep disappointment that the Independent Adjudicator approved the discontinuation of Glenburn Sports College from August 2016. Governors felt their proposal recognised the demand of the local community for the school to stay open and the future need for school places in Skelmersdale.
The Governors would like to thank all the members of the community, parents, students who have provided unwavering support. We would also like to thank those local council members who opposed the decision and our local MP for her support of the Parent Action Group. 
The Governing Body and school staff will continue to work hard to ensure the best outcomes and pastoral care for the Y9 and Y11 students who remain in the school next year.

Message from the acting Headteacher

I am pleased to say our year has started very positively and although there have been significant changes, everyone has adapted well. Students have been positive about the new Maths and English teaching locations and about additional support in their lessons. All our staff continue to work hard to support students in both their learning and wellbeing. Our new tutor system is enabling students to access more focused support in tutor times. We have also revised the tutor programme to provide opportunities to improve both literacy and numeracy skills in Y9. Both Y9 and Y11 have one tutor time a week set aside for reading. Glenburn staff have also been reading regularly, some in more extreme locations than others.

In Y11, students are focusing on preparing for the next steps in their education, as well as working to improve core subject understanding. All Y11s have had individual interviews and have had the opportunity to find out more about college courses. Winstanley College, St. John Rigby, KGV College, West Lancs College, City of Liverpool College and  Myerscough College have all visited this term. Y9 students will also receive support in their options and discussions with every student will take place this half term.
We have had visits from students who left last year for other schools. I have also visited Lathom High School and I was pleased to see how well everyone has settled in and how maturely they have coped with change.
We have a new senior prefect team and have appointed a Head Boy and Head Girl. I am sure Callum, Vicky and the rest of the team will help to bring about further improvements this year. 
Exam Results 2015
More pupils gained five or more GCSE A* to C grades including English and Maths which led to an improvement on last year of 13.5% and enabled the floor standard to be exceeded. There has also been an increase in the number of students gaining A*-C in English, and in Maths. Some subjects have performed exceptionally well and have exceeded national performance. For example, in Art GCSE 91.7% of students achieved C+ grade, which was a significant increase on the previous year. ICT GCSE students achieved 85.7% A*-C and in Textiles 84.6% of students achieved A*-C. Students taking Drama, Child Development, French and Further Maths continue to perform very well. Click here to see headline figures for 2015.
There were some strong individual performances including Lewis Campbell (Y10) who achieved an A* in his French GCSE, this performance was on all four aspects of the exam and he outperformed other candidates nationally. Lewis is now enjoying the challenge of AS French. In Y11 Renate Alferova and Jack Connaughton achieved 12 GCSEs at A*-C with 'A' grades in Further Maths. James Dunn, Rachael Fisher, Samantha Hay, Thomas Newcomb, Becky Skelly, Stephanie Wainwright and Gemma Barraclough also obtained very good results.

Karen Ingham
Acting Headteacher

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