Mr. Roberts, Headteacher, says about the school's October 2017 Ofsted report that it is a genuine reflection of the significant change and improvement since taking over the school in September 2016.
In little over 44 teaching weeks the school has improved its outcomes at all levels and now we can officially say that the school no longer requires special measures. We are clearly proud that our 6th Form provision is recognised as being ‘Good’, as this highlights the great work ethic that permeates through the building.
North West Ambulance Service has launched an appeal to secondary schools in the region to sign up for a free lesson in life-saving, and we are proud to say that we have answered the call!
Partnering with the Resuscitation Council UK, British Heart Foundation and St John Ambulance, all UK ambulance services will provide the country’s biggest ever CPR training event on Restart a Heart Day on 16 October 2017. Over 240 Gateacre students in Year 10 and 12 will be taking part in this lifesaving training on Friday 13th and Monday 16th of October.
You may be aware that all schools have had their provisional GCSE performance measures released and we are pleased to say that Gateacre School has made huge progress towards the national Progress 8 (P8) figure of 0.00.
Parents and carers please be aware that some children are downloading this app, Sonic, onto their smartphones then playing high frequency noises in order to disrupt teaching or generally cause a nuisance. So far we have deleted the app from two phones.
As you are probably well aware we were visited by Ofsted this week, I need to be clear that I cannot discuss any judgements that were made on the day as the report is sent off for moderation by another group of inspectors.
Last night's Open Evening event was a great success with an impressive turn out. We were delighted with the overwhelming feedback and very positive comments received from hundreds of prospective parents who came to see our impressive facilities and enjoyed meeting our staff and students. Just some of the responses to our survey questionnaire:
This week we were presented with another award by the National Citizen Service.
Gateacre School excelled with over 50 year 11, students who completed the Summer Program with NCS. This means that we have now gained Silver Status - Silver schools are those schools that fully commit to participation in the NCS programme. We were also recognised as one of the top performing Liverpool Schools for summer 2017! So very well done to all the staff and participating students.
We are proud to be uniting with schools across the city to take part in the Liverpool Readathon and we're hoping your child will join in.
The week-long sponsored read during National Libraries Week (9-14 October) is being organised by the Liverpool Learning Partnership and the charity, Read for Good, which has been running its Readathon in individual schools since 1984.
Reminder - Open Evening Wednesday 27th September 2017
In case you missed last week’s Newsflash, on Wednesday 27th September we are opening our doors to the parents of pupils in Years 6, 5 and 4 in order to share with them why we think our school is rapidly improving so that it becomes the first choice for parents in our local community and beyond.