Message from the acting Headteacher
There are only five weeks in this half term before the Easter break. This means that it is really important that Y10 and Y11 students make the most of their lessons to prepare for the rapidly approaching GCSE examinations. Some students have their first exam as early as the 8th of May. The exam dates can be viewed on the master timetable. Y11 students have had guidance on college applications and we have students seeking places at West Lancashire College, St. John Rigby and Winstanley, with one student looking for a course in equine care in Gloucestershire. We already have students who have been offered modern apprenticeships in engineering and vehicle mechanics. We are pleased that a Y11 has achieved a place on a prestigious performing arts course in Liverpool. To make sure of getting on the right course students will need to work hard to reach their target grades. There are many revision sessions taking place after school. Y11 Students can attend Maths every Tuesday night and English every Wednesday night and it is important they do this. Mr Cunniffe, who has been appointed as Deputy Head will be writing to you soon to provide you with details of the Easter revision school programme.
Our Governors continue to play an active part in our improvement journey. They have been involved in reviews of spending, safeguarding and the progress we have made towards our improvement plan. All our staff have been working on improving our learning environment and aiming to showcase student work. Our Chair of Governors will visit the school to view these this half term. We are delighted to welcome two new people to the Governing Body. These include Mrs King, who will be a staff governor and Mrs Ashcroft who will be a parent governor.
You will be aware from the Local Authority letter that the consultation timescales have changed. There will be no final decision about the future of the school until May and we will keep you informed if there are further developments. In school it is important we remain focused on ensuring your child has a positive learning experience and achieves the results of which they are capable.
A number of students are looking forward to attending the PGL visit to France in June and this visit will carry on as normal. We also have a Down’s Syndrome awareness cake sale planned and events for Comic Relief. Y7s start their Big Read with Skelmersdale library next week and will visit Lancaster Castle and Pendle later in the term as part of this project.
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